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Eagles RT Lane Johnson Ruled Out for Sunday’s Game vs Seahawks

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 03: Lane Johnson #65 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacts after a touchdown against the Chicago Bears in the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on November 3, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia Eagles just lost a key player for their game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Right tackle Lane Johnson is still in concussion protocol and has been ruled out for the Week 12 showdown. He left the Eagles' matchup against the Patriots with a concussion last week.

2019 first-round draft pick Andre Dillard will start in his place, though he'll have some big shoes to fill.

Johnson stands out as one of the best edge protectors in all of football. The two-time Pro Bowler and 2017 All-Pro has done a good job of protecting franchise quarterback Carson Wentz this year, but at least for one week, that responsibility falls to Dillard.

Fortunately, the offensive line might catch a break even with Johnson missing the game. Star defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney quite possibly will not suit up for the Seahawks on Sunday as he continues to nurse knee and hip injuries.

Perhaps the Eagles will be able to survive a tough NFC showdown on Sunday without one of critical starters on offense.