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Eagles Injury Update: Zach Ertz in NFL's concussion protocol

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Eagles Injury Update: Zach Ertz in NFL's concussion protocol

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is in the NFL's concussion protocol, head coach Doug Pederson said Monday from the team's hotel in Orange County. 

Ertz suffered a concussion in the third quarter of Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Seahawks in Seattle. Ertz stayed on the ground for a few moments before walking off under his own power, but obviously did not return.

After having a quiet first half, Ertz made a couple catches for 24 yards on the first drive of the third quarter. It wasn't a good game for him. 

While Ertz is in the NFL's concussion protocol, he will be able to stay with the team in California all week. The Eagles have basically moved their whole operation to the West Coast for the week, so they have medical personnel to guide him through the steps of the protocol. 

Meanwhile, middle linebacker Joe Walker (neck) is day to day. It's unclear if he'll be able to practice when the team gets to Angel Stadium on Wednesday. Walker suffered a stinger against the Bears and missed practice all last week. 

Najee Goode took over in his spot, playing 18 snaps. Dannell Ellerbe, active in his first game as an Eagle, played one defensive snap (see snap counts).

Lane Johnson not pleased with ranking on NFL's top 100

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Lane Johnson not pleased with ranking on NFL's top 100

Lane Johnson had a breakout season in 2017, holding down the right tackle spot for the Eagles on his way to his first Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors. 

And he even made the NFL Network’s Top 100 players list, which is voted on by players. 

All the way down at No. 95. 

“Obviously, I think it’s a joke to be honest with you,” Johnson said on the Mike Missanelli Show Friday afternoon. 

That’s when fill-in co-host Eytan Shander interjected: “Good it is a joke. You were robbed.”

Johnson, 28, is considered by most to be the best right tackle in the NFL and there will likely be plenty of the guys he shut down during last season on the list ahead of him. 

“Yeah, but that’s alright,” Johnson answered. “Better luck next year. That’s what they tell me. I think it’s just … there’s so many great players, it’s hard to put them in order. I guess just being on there is cool. Hoping next year, I’ll be a little bit lower on the list.”

Johnson isn’t the only Eagles player who might have a beef with where they’re slotted on the list. So far, the bottom 50 have been revealed and the Eagles have four players so far: 

68. Zach Ertz 
69. Fletcher Cox
95. Lane Johnson 
96. Malcolm Jenkins  

Johnson also talked about a few other topics on Friday shows, which was co-hosted by Shander and Geoff Mosher. He mentioned that he’s obviously hated in Boston and loved in Philly for his comments about the Patriots. 

He also talked about his relationship with Jason Peters, becoming a more vocal leader, and, of course, this … 

Getting Eagles fans ready for Memorial Day weekend

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Getting Eagles fans ready for Memorial Day weekend

In the latest edition of Eagle Eye, an Eagles podcast, Derrick Gunn and Barrett Brooks get you ready for Memorial Day weekend. They share tips and suggestions for your weekend cookout. The latest on the NFL's national anthem policy. And how did Barrett spend his first-ever NFL paycheck?

Also, the lengths Barrett will go to get invited to Gunner's house.

1:00 - Weekend plans.
3:00 - Gunner has a big weekend coming.
5:00 - Barrett is busy this weekend.
6:00 - Stories from cookouts.
11:00 - Worst things about cookouts.
15:00 - Latest on NFL's national anthem policy.
21:00 - How did Barrett spend his first NFL paycheck in 1995.

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