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Eagles’ Johnson Facing 10 Game Suspension For PED’s

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Philadelphia Eagles tackle Lane Johnson has reportedly been notified he will be suspended for the first 10 games of the 2016 NFL season for a violation of the league’s policy regarding performance enhancing drugs, according to Darren Degaetano of 94.1 WIP Philadelphia.

This would be Johnson‘s second suspension.  He was suspended for the first four games of the 2014 season for the same offense.

According to the terms on Johnson‘s contract, a suspension would void the guaranteed money that was a part of his contract and totaled $35.5 million.

The 4th overall pick in 2013, Johnson has been the most productive of the top-ranked tackles in the class, and one of the top right tackles in the league.  He is expected to be the Eagles future left tackle after All-Pro Jason Peters moves on.

On the unofficial depth chart released by the team, Dennis Kelly is listed as the backup right tackle.

The Eagles are scheduled to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night for their first of four preseason games.

Johnson‘s agent, Ken Sarnoff, released the following statement:

“1. We are aware that a member of the media has started a rumor that Lane will be suspended for a PED violation.

2. Lane has not been suspended and any report to the contrary is false.

3. Nonetheless, we will not comment on my client’s protected health information.”