EAGLES PRO BOWL RT LANE JOHNSON TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19!

By Peter Gleason

Eagles three-time Pro Bowl right tackle Lane Johnson said today that he tested positive for COVID-19 but feels “strong and ready to go.”

He was one of three Eagles players placed on the NFL’s COVID-19 reserve list, which players are subject to after either a positive test or having been in close contact with an infected person.

Johnson did not reveal the exact timeline for his positive test but said he tested negative before and after “all travels,” including the OL Masterminds Summit.

Johnson was one of the organizers of the two-day event in Frisco, Texas, where 47 NFL and collegiate offensive linemen gathered to work with one another.

“I have been working hard in preparation for a long, grueling season and have tried to take all the necessary precautions to build a safe and healthy environment during the sessions,” Johnson said in a statement. “I have and will continue to take this seriously and encourage everyone else to do so as well.

“I will follow all protocol and I look forward to joining my teammates and coaches on the field soon! #FlyEaglesFly”

Eagles veterans reported to training camp Tuesday.

NFL, players are required to have three negative COVID-19 tests before they are granted access to their teams’ facilities.

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