Johnson On Pregame Confusion: ‘It Was Kind Of Messed Up’

Photo by Jeff Fusco

Photo by Jeff Fusco

It was getting close to kickoff, and Lane Johnson still didn’t know what position he was playing.

Jason Peters warmed up pre-game against the Dolphins and apparently indicated that he was ready to play, but got shot down by Chip Kelly.

“I think he tried to go and I think he was going to go but I don’t think Chip allowed him to go is what it was,” said Johnson. “When I got there I thought he was warming up so I was expecting to go right. In the locker room, I was kind of, ‘What the f— am I playing?’ and ended up knowing I was going left. It was kind of messed up.”
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Eagles Wake-Up Call: Good For the Ground Game

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Photo courtesy: USA Today Sports Images

When the Dolphins faced the Bills in Week 9, Miami’s defense may have taken an unexpected look into its future without defensive end Cameron Wake.

Head coach Dan Campbell didn’t like what he saw.

Miami’s defense allowed Buffalo to pile up an eye-popping 266 yards on the ground, despite LeSean McCoy exiting the game with a shoulder injury in the second half.

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Notes: Peters Dealing With Pinched Nerve

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Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports.

Jason Peters has been dealing with a pinched nerve, turns out. The pain is in his quad, but the root of the problem apparently is in his back.

“I pinched that nerve in my back. Anytime you pinch a nerve, you’re going to go down pretty tough,” he said.

That helps explains the scene that unfolded in Carolina, the tackle writhing in pain before being carted off the field. The injury was described as “back spasms” at the time. Read more »

Injury Notes: Peters Practicing, Jenkins Concussed

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Photo by Jeff Fusco

Malcolm Jenkins missed his second straight day of practice Wednesday because, as Chip Kelly revealed for the first time during his press conference, he suffered a concussion in the Eagles’ win over the Cowboys on Sunday night.

“[Jenkins] won’t go today, he has a concussion,” Kelly said Wednesday. “He’s going through recovery and concussion protocol.”

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Lane Johnson Expecting To Play Left Tackle

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

The contingency plan is now clear.

If Jason Peters is not able to suit up this weekend, Lane Johnson will take his place at left tackle and Dennis Kelly will be inserted into the right tackle spot.

The Eagles have gone with that alignment this week as Peters continues to sit out with a back injury. The closer we get to Sunday, the more likely it seems that the line could be operating without its future Hall-of-Famer.

“It’s kind of up in the air, just kind of play it by ear and see how he feels,” said Johnson. “As of right now, I’m expecting to play left.”
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Eagles Notes: Peters, Ryans Held Out Again

Jason Peters

With three days until the Eagles face the Cowboys on Sunday night, Jason Peters remained sidelined during the Eagles’ practice Thursday.

Peters left in the first quarter of the Birds’ Week 8 loss to Carolina with back spasms, and hasn’t participated in practice this week after taking the bye week off.

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