Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson has been downgraded to questionable for tonight's game against the Giants in North Jersey.
Johnson was limited in practice Monday and Tuesday, but initially wasn't listed as questionable, so it looked like he was going to play. Now, that is apparently up in the air.
According to NFL Network, Johnson has a high-ankle sprain and called it an "uphill battle" for him to play.
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If Johnson can't play, Halapoulivaati Vaitai would start in his place at right tackle and then the Eagles have to hope Jason Peters (quad) is able to play the whole game. A few times this year, Peters has had to leave a game and Big V has come in for him.
If Big V starts at right tackle and Peters goes out, the Eagles are going to really have to shuffle the line because they don't really have another backup who can play tackle because Isaac Seumalo is starting. So unless they want to get Matt Pryor or Jordan Mailata their first game action at left tackle on the fly, they'd need to shuffle. It's likely Big V would go to left tackle, Seumalo would go to right and Stefen Wisniewski would be inserted back at left guard. That's changing three spots on the line during a game. Not ideal.
As a reminder, the following five players were already ruled out for this game: Darren Sproles (hamstring), Haloti Ngata (calf), Corey Graham (hamstring), Nate Gerry (knee, ankle), D.J. Alexander (quad).