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Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson is social distancing himself in his adopted home state of Oklahoma, and he’s staying in football shape in the most country way possible.

Johnson shared a few normal work out scenes earlier this spring on his Instagram:


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But with the coronavirus pandemic accelerating in the past couple weeks, he’s had to adapt – as he told former Eagle Chris Long on an episode of Long’s Green Light podcast:

We have access to a gym around here, we get it in. But today, we weren’t allowed to go to the pool, so we had to go to a lake around here and get that cold water, muddy water, so we did that today for recovery. And, yeah. That’s about all there is to do down here.

Johnson often makes Oklahoma sound like a lawless country paradise. It’s good to know he’s staying fit, no matter the hurdles.

The Eagles right tackle’s appearance on Long’s podcast was actually focused on talking about Netflix’s new buzzy documentary, “Tiger King”, which takes place in Oklahoma just a short drive from where Johnson lives.

The documentary, about a crime-tangled big cat zoo owner named Joe Exotic, sounds ridiculous, so Long asked Johnson whether it was an accurate representation of the Sooner State. Johnson didn’t disappoint:

LJ: I’ll tell you what, when I got done watching it, I felt a lot better about myself. We can start there.

CL: It’s not far from where you live.

LJ: No, it’s probably an hour and a half, maybe.

CL: You can go to that zoo tomorrow, if it weren’t for the pandemic.

LJ: Yep.

CL: So… talk to me about the people of Oklahoma

LJ: Um, well, you know here in the state, not a whole lot’s talked about. Only thing there is to do is go to OU football games. And stare at oil rigs. And you can go to the WinStar Grand Casino and make you a couple grand down there. That’s about all the crowd we have, to be honest. As you can see from the video, there’s a lot of misfits in there, and I think that’s what we are: just a bunch of misfits.

I’ll be honest: I don’t know if I need to visit Oklahoma. But if I do, I’m finding Johnson and sticking with him.

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