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The Eagles Pro Bowl Right Tackle missed last weekend's loss to Washington because of an ankle injury. The Eagles really needed him, as the offense struggled in the second half.
On Derrick Gunn's "Gunn on One" podcast, Johnson said, "I wanna be out there, D. Gunn. I wanna be out there, so count on it."
Pulling Johnson was a game-time decision last week after his recent ankle surgery. He told Gunn his chances to have played against Washington were a long shot.
"In a perfect world, we were talking about getting back this week," he said.
Johnson said the injury is something he’s been dealing with for a while, and he finally got surgery a couple of weeks ago.
"It was something that I was working through," he said. "I felt fine going into camp, and then — one of those things in the scrimmage, where it got nicked up and then had to be cleaned up."
The Eagles are in bounce-back mode as they get ready for Sunday’s game at the Linc against the Rams. Coach Doug Pederson said the team must take both the positives and negatives from last Sunday’s loss as they move forward.“I think you can always lean back on the good, the bad, and, you know, use that as some motivation moving forward. We know we’ve got to play better. We’ve got to coach better," he said.