Eagles RT Lane Johnson announces return, talks mental health – CBS Philly
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Eagles will recover their starting right tackle for the Week 7 game against the Las Vegas Raiders. On Monday morning, Lane Johnson announced on Twitter that he was excited to join the team after missing the past two weeks and spoke about his mental health.
“I want to thank everyone for their understanding and support over the past two weeks,” Johnson tweeted. “I appreciate the positive notes and messages as I have worked hard to restore my personal life. Depression and anxiety are things that I have dealt with for a long time and have kept hidden from friends and family. If you are reading this and are having a hard time, know that you are not alone.
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“I am delighted to join my teammates and coaches. I am grateful to the entire Eagles community and look forward to continuing to play in front of the best fans in the world.
– Lane Johnson (@ LaneJohnson65) October 18, 2021
Johnson isn’t the first Eagles offensive lineman to speak out about his sanity.
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In 2019, right guard Brandon Brooks opened up about his state of anxiety that forced him to miss some games throughout his career.
– Brandon Brooks (@ bbrooks_79) November 25, 2019
The Eagles’ offensive line, as it usually does throughout the season, has been overhauled a bit over the past two weeks with Johnson out. Jordan Mailata started on the right tackle instead of Johnson, while Andre Dillard played the left tackle.
With Johnson back in the mix, the Eagles will have three of their five starters back in the lineup.
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The Eagles face the Raiders, who just beat the Denver Broncos 34-24, at 4:05 p.m. Sunday.