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Eagles place 3 players on reserve/COVID-19 list with Lane Johnson confirming positive test

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The Philadelphia Eagles placed three players on the reserve/COVID-19 list, according to an official announcement from the team. They are: starting right tackle Lane Johnson, starting linebacker Nathan Gerry, and depth offensive tackle Jordan Mailata.

The Eagles further explained this designation:

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

Johnson confirmed he tested positive for the coronavirus. He’s the first known Eagles player to contract the disease.

It’s currently unclear if Gerry and Mailata also tested positive. This trio will obviously need to be cleared before being allowed to return to the team.

Eagles players reported to the NovaCare Complex for the first round of COVID-19 testing and screening on Tuesday. Players will return to the facility for the second round on Friday.