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Coronavirus: Eagles tackle Johnson tests positive for COVID-19

By Sports Desk July 29, 2020

Philadelphia Eagles star Lane Johnson has been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list after contracting coronavirus.

Johnson – a three-time NFL Pro Bowler – announced on Wednesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 amid the global pandemic.

In a social media post midweek, the Eagles right tackle wrote: "Over the past few months, I have tested negative after all travels including before and after the OL Masterminds Summit 18 days ago.

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

"I will follow all protocols and I look forward to joining my team-mates and coaches on the field soon! #FlyEaglesFly."

Eagles linebacker Nathan Gerry and tackle Jordan Mailata have also been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced.

"The Reserve/COVID-19 list was created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been in close contact with an infected person or persons," the Eagles said in a statement.

"Per NFL-NFLPA policy, clubs are not permitted to comment on a player's medical status other than referring to roster status."

The Eagles will face the Washington Football Team in week one of the NFL season on September 13.

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