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Eagles elevate Le’Raven Clark to the active roster ahead of Panthers game

Philadelphia had one roster spot to fill due to the COVID-19 designation of Sua Opeta.

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The Eagles elevated offensive tackle Le’Raven Clark from the practice squad to the active roster on Sunday as a COVID-19 replacement for Sua Opeta.

This isn’t entirely surprising given the team’s need to ensure some kind of depth on a continually dwindling offensive line. Head coach Nick Sirianni confirmed on Friday that Lane Johnson will miss Sunday’s game against the Panthers as he continues to deal with a “personal matter,” but Philadelphia fortunately will get Jordan Mailata back in the mix.

Sirianni wouldn’t say whether Mailata will be back at left tackle, or if Andre Dillard will stay on the left and Mailata will move to the right — citing competitive advantage for that to be unknown until game time. The Eagles also have Landon Dickerson, Jack Driscoll, and Nate Herbig to move around the line a bit, and then everything will be anchored by veteran center, Jason Kelce.

Clark was one of the Colts that followed Sirianni to Philadelphia, and after initially being cut from the 53-man roster, stuck around for a practice squad spot. Through his first four seasons in the NFL, Clark played in 47 games and started in 15. He might not have the deepest resume, but he at least has the experience to step in should the Eagles have anyone else go down on Sunday.