Eagles Injury Update: Lane Johnson questionable, but expected to play


Updated: 2:34 p.m.

After missing last week's loss to the Cowboys, right tackle Lane Johnson is expected to play this weekend, according to head coach Doug Pederson. Johnson is officially listed as questionable. 

Here's the full status report: 

OUT: CB Ronald Darby (knee), CB Jalen Mills (foot), TE Josh Perkins (knee), RB Darren Sproles (hamstring)

Questionable: Johnson (knee), Haloti Ngata (knee) 

Sidney Jones is not on the injury report and will play on Sunday. 

The Eagles hoped Johnson would be able to play last week through his sprained MCL, but he was held out and Halapoulivaati Vaitai started in his place. Johnson has been limited in practice this week. 

"He's a lot closer," Pederson said. "He's had a really good week of practice. Feels a lot better health-wise, so I would expect him to go, yes."

Tim Jernigan 
Jernigan is still on the Non-football Injury list, so the Eagles would need to make a roster move before he's able to play. Pederson said he's "still optimistic" Jernigan will be able to play this weekend. 

"It's just kind of day by day and get through the practice and see where he's at," Pederson said. 

Jernigan has been rotating in with the starters during practice this week. If he plays this weekend, he would need to be added to the roster by 4 p.m. on Saturday. 

Richard Rodgers
The Eagles' tight end was removed from IR on Friday afternoon as Josh Perkins was placed on IR. Rodgers will make his Eagles debut on Sunday. 

Pederson said Jones is in a "better situation" than Jernigan. They want to see how Jones responds to a week of practice, but Jones himself said he's playing this weekend. He hasn't played since he left the Giants game after eight snaps. 

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