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Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson signs autographs at the NFL football team's training camp in Philadelphia, Friday, July 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Three-time Pro Bowl Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson has tested positive for the new coronavirus.

The Eagles placed Johnson, linebacker Nathan Gerry, and tackle Jordan Mailata on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.

The team is not disclosing if any of the players tested positive or were exposed to someone who has been infected with the new coronavirus.

However, Johnson confirmed in a statement on Twitter that “I have tested positive for COVID-19, but feel strong and ready to go.”

Here is the rest of his statement:

“Over the past few months, I have tested negative after all travels including before and after the OL Masterminds Summit — 18 days ago.

“I have been working hard in preparation for a long, grueling season and have tried to take all the necessary precautions to build a safe and healthy environment during the sessions. I have and will continue to take this seriously and encourage everyone else to do so as well.

“I will follow all protocols and I look forward to joining my teammates and coaches on the field soon! #FlyEaglesFly”

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