Eagles Activate TE Zach Ertz & WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Place RT Lane Johnson On IR

The Eagles announced they have activated both TE Zach Ertz and WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside and placed RT Lane Johnson on injured reserve.

Ertz had been designated to return from injured reserve while Arcega-Whiteside was on the COVID-19 list. 

Johnson is out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury

Ertz, 29, is a former second-round pick of the Eagles back in 2013. He’s in the fifth year of his six-year, $43.64 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed.

Ertz stands to make base salaries of $7.25 million (2020), and $7.75 million (2021) over the remainder of his deal.

In 2020, Ertz has appeared in six games for the Eagles and caught 24 passes for 178 yards receiving and one touchdown.

Johnson, 30, is a former first-round pick of the Eagles back in 2013. He had one year remaining on his four-year, $19.853 million rookie contract when the Eagles elected to sign him to a five-year extension worth $56.26 million back in 2016. 

The Eagles opted to sign Johnson to a four-year, $72 million extension that included $54.595 million guaranteed last year. 

In 2020, Johnson has appeared in seven games for the Eagles, starting all of them at right tackle. 

Arcega-Whiteside, 23, was drafted by the Eagles in the second round out of Stanford in 2019. He’s in the second year of a four-year, $4.951 million rookie deal and set to make a base salary of $720,056 in 2020. 

In 2020, Arcega-Whiteside has appeared in seven games for the Eagles and caught two passes for 45 yards. 

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