Eagles' Lane Johnson lands on NFL's COVID-19 list

Eliot Shorr-Parks
July 29, 2020 - 4:11 pm
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Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson, linebacker Nate Gerry and offensive tackle Jordan Mailata have been placed on the NFL COVID-19 list, the team announced on Tuesday. 

The trio of players landing on the list means does not necessarily mean they have tested positive for COVID-19, although Johnson has confirmed in a statement that he has tested positive. Landing on the list means a player has either tested positive or has been in close contact with someone who did test positive.

Johnson tweeted the following statement: 

Johnson, Gerry and Mailata are the first known Eagles player to land on the NFL COVID-19 list. 

The Eagles veterans reported to the NovaCare Complex this week for the start of training camp, where they were tested for COVID-19 upon arrival. 

To return to the NovaCare they will have to go through the NFL COVID-19 testing protocols. 

News of Johnson landing on the list was first reported by NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.  

More details to come. 

 

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