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Report: Lane Johnson facing four-game PED suspension

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The Eagles may need to find themselves a replacement right tackle for the first four games of the regular season.

Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News reports that tackle Lane Johnson faces a four-game suspension for violating the league’s performance enhancing drug policy. If the suspension goes through as reported, Johnson would miss games against the Jaguars, Colts, Redskins and 49ers before returning for a Week Five date with Chris Long, Robert Quinn and the Rams.

The Eagles have Allen Barbre on hand as an option at right tackle and the Eagles like him enough that they signed him to an extension this offseason. Bumping Barbre up to the starting lineup would leave the Eagles short on experienced depth, however, and that’s something┬áthat might be useful even when Johnson is in the lineup so the Eagles could make a move before training camp.

If Johnson is suspended, he will join linebacker Jake Knott as Eagles players kicking off the 2014 season on the suspended list.

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66 Responses to “Report: Lane Johnson facing four-game PED suspension”
  1. thepftpoet says: Jun 30, 2014 3:39 PM

    The Seattle Seahawks are reportedly trying to acquire Lane Johnson via trade after the news was reported.

  2. floreskins says: Jun 30, 2014 3:42 PM

    Chip does preach Sports Science…

  3. bmorepositive123 says: Jun 30, 2014 3:42 PM

    Damn. That came outta left field

  4. bettis3636 says: Jun 30, 2014 3:43 PM

    SOOOOOOO…. is this guy still a elite athlete?? hahaha

  5. mazenblue says: Jun 30, 2014 3:44 PM

    BREAKING NEWS!!! Sources report Eagles RT Lane Johnson caught sneaking out of Seattle Seahawks locker room.

  6. bassplucker says: Jun 30, 2014 3:45 PM

    The Eagles can handle those first three teams without Lane Johnson. The Niners in Game 4 could be a bit more challenging.

  7. elimanningup says: Jun 30, 2014 3:45 PM

    Justin Pugh is the best OT from the 2013 draft class.

  8. leonbryte says: Jun 30, 2014 3:47 PM

    Big guys beat up little guys. In other news, the Eagles trade a pick for 5’5″ Darren Sproles.

    It will be fun watching Chip’s gig unravel.

  9. iamdinguskhan says: Jun 30, 2014 3:48 PM

    If suspended a big hit to Philly this dude is a good ballplayer. As a Skins fan great news to us. I will never understand how professional athletes can get caught up in PEDS…next he’s going to say he didn’t know that what he took had a banned substance..as a pro athlete and your body is how you make money very stupid and selfish…

  10. thefootballgodssay says: Jun 30, 2014 3:52 PM

    2013 FLUKES “THE EAGLES”

  11. gadzod says: Jun 30, 2014 3:52 PM

    His excuse is going to be that $55k dinner bill he paid for was laced with PED’s.

  12. captainwisdom88 says: Jun 30, 2014 3:53 PM

    i always wondered how one went from being a mobile quarterback to brick house of an O linemen in a matter of 2 years

  13. mcconne77 says: Jun 30, 2014 3:53 PM

    Follicularly Challenged Eagles are offended by this.

  14. brokebackbrees says: Jun 30, 2014 3:54 PM

    Pete Carrol on line 1

  15. karlton3 says: Jun 30, 2014 3:55 PM

    Quid pro quo: Colts and Eagles should mutually agree to allow Mathis and Johnson to play Week 2.

  16. brokebackbrees says: Jun 30, 2014 3:56 PM

    “Hello Lane. This is Pete Carroll. Our team suddenly has an urge to get you on our team”

  17. joenick18 says: Jun 30, 2014 4:01 PM

    Well that hurts a bit….Lebron James is available .

  18. pittsteelers101 says: Jun 30, 2014 4:03 PM

    Justin Pugh is a joke! Switch to left tackle then we will see how good he is!

  19. riflemanlax says: Jun 30, 2014 4:04 PM

    I’m hoping this is like the Aqib Talib thing and it’s his brother that was taking PEDs.

  20. bucrightoff says: Jun 30, 2014 4:04 PM

    Birds of a feather (Eagles, Seahawks), PED together

  21. s0merand0mguy says: Jun 30, 2014 4:04 PM

    Could be worse

  22. isabsir says: Jun 30, 2014 4:05 PM

    Guess his custom made smoothie had a little something extra in it.

  23. rodgersfeeblecollarbone says: Jun 30, 2014 4:05 PM

    Biggest druggies in NFL history:

    1) Lane Johnson
    2) Clay Matthews
    3) Dexter Manley
    4) Aaron Rodgers
    5) Eddie “Too Fat cause of Big Macs” Lacy (soon to be announced)

    Book it!!!

  24. hawksfan4life1001 says: Jun 30, 2014 4:08 PM

    Seahawks have not had a PED suspension since 2012 and only 1 of them remains on the team while other teams are racking them up. Teams have gladly signed our cast offs even with the PED suspensions which proves that they don’t care. We get rid of PED guys and other teams gobble them up. This only proves how jealous and ignorant people are. Does it really hurt that much that the Seahawks are a good team? We have a ring now and no one can take that away. I love the fact that people have so much hate, it wouldn’t be that way if we sucked like your teams do even while signing our PED cast offs!

  25. hawksfan4life1001 says: Jun 30, 2014 4:21 PM

    It’s funny because the guy that is replacing the PED suspended Johnson is a guy Seattle got rid of because of a PED suspension. We dump them and everyone else scrambles to sign them.

  26. duncanthecat says: Jun 30, 2014 4:26 PM

    Wow, a top five draft pick will turn out to be a dud who has to revert to PEDS to perform.

    Top Five HAS to perform as a top-notch LT, and thus a huge disappointment in year two.

  27. Youknowimright says: Jun 30, 2014 4:37 PM

    Now we know what’s in the smoothies. Chip kelly back to school in 2015.

  28. hanifmiller says: Jun 30, 2014 4:38 PM

    Lane why couldn’t you just have assaulted or killed someone? That way you would have just been fined and had a stern talking to from the commish.

  29. 305phinphan says: Jun 30, 2014 4:41 PM

    Could you imagine if the Dolphins selected Johnson over Dion Jordan and with the Pouncey injury they would be out a starting tackle and center. There would have been riots in Miami!!!

  30. timcast12 says: Jun 30, 2014 4:42 PM

    I guess that Rodgers guy that commented was making a joke? Am I right?

  31. sloiggles says: Jun 30, 2014 4:55 PM

    Todd Herremans can slide over to the RT spot very easily

  32. uglydingo says: Jun 30, 2014 4:58 PM

    4th player selected in the first round, last year who played pretty well. High character guy with an impecible record. Something is very wrong if he has been using PED’s. It probably means that the use among players is rampant.
    This should be a very big story. I hope that the truth comes out.

  33. cannabisisgreat says: Jun 30, 2014 5:12 PM

    According to eagle fans it’s no problem at all and their back ups are hall of fame quality. “In chip we trust” and so on and so fourth, blah blah blah.

  34. superbowl48champs says: Jun 30, 2014 5:15 PM

    Breaking news, a PED joke involving the Hawks has appeared. SHOCKING, absolutely shocking!

  35. cueghost says: Jun 30, 2014 5:15 PM

    So, Chip is taking a page out of the Pete Carroll book!! Better test the rest of the eagles… LOL

  36. rohlo says: Jun 30, 2014 5:18 PM

    so glad the chargers didnt get this guy…very happy with dj fluker instead!!!

  37. revren10 says: Jun 30, 2014 5:45 PM

    The Eagles Way

  38. bassplucker says: Jun 30, 2014 5:47 PM

    For supposedly being on PEDs he’s not really that big or ripped. He’s hella tall, but not very thick.

  39. icallbs81 says: Jun 30, 2014 5:49 PM

    Because with the exception of Jared Lorenez, the transition from QB to T is always seamless.

  40. claymus1 says: Jun 30, 2014 5:57 PM

    Just remember….when talking idiotic smack about Seattle , to address them as “World Champion Seattle Seahawks!

  41. jayhawk777 says: Jun 30, 2014 6:01 PM

    What is the constant infatuation of PED conversations with the Seahawks?

    Who on the Seahawks had a PED suspension? Backup LB?

    Who on other NFL teams have been busted for PED? A long list…

    Why are the Seahawks singled out? Is it because it’s a jealous thing as to why they’re so good at such a young age and excuses to be made after they win 3 SB’s in a 5 year stretch?

  42. pftfan says: Jun 30, 2014 6:01 PM

    Anyone who gets busted for a positive PED test should pull a David Ortiz and tell the media that he’ll get to the bottom of it, then hope no one ever brings it up again.

    Don’t laugh, it actually worked!

  43. gbfanforever says: Jun 30, 2014 6:07 PM

    Sorry but Allen Barbre should never be an option at any position…

  44. billybone says: Jun 30, 2014 6:16 PM

    Not an Eagles fan, but you all should remember to not throw rocks in a glass house. It very easily could have been a player from your team.

    I don’t agree with PED usage, but it’s easy to understand that with extreme expectations, competition, and every player risking a single play ending their career of why they risk it.

  45. Youknowimright says: Jun 30, 2014 6:19 PM

    This could be done as an old school you can’t do that on television nickelodeon skit. All the eagles could be standing around johnson and johnson says “what do you think is in the smoothies”. Then chip kelly pokes his head around the corner with a crazy look on his face and say ” dye heard that.” Loved that show. Especially the skit about stopping the execution. What is it now allister? Great stuff that you could never do today.

  46. infectorman says: Jun 30, 2014 6:22 PM

    John Moffitt
    Allen Barbre
    Winston Guy
    Walter Thurmond
    Brandon Browner
    Bruce Irvin.
    Richard Sherman – where there’s smoke there fire…and this clown is a raging inferno

    Those are just the players we know about….
    *****Seadderall Cheathawks*****
    RX Bowl Champs 2014!!!

  47. thepftpeon says: Jun 30, 2014 6:38 PM

    The Minnesota Vikings are reportedly trying to acquire fans via trade with the Seahawks after years of sucking and missing the playoffs.

    vikingS
    sucK
    sO
    i’lL
    …whine some more about everyone that is better at life than me.

  48. jayhawk777 says: Jun 30, 2014 6:54 PM

    Who on the list made a contribution during the SB season that was actually busted?

    Any offensive players on the list? Beast Mode? Wilson? Okung? Baldwin? Harvin? Miller?

    Didn’t think so…..

    Let’s grab a list of mainly pot smokers and maybe Adderall which is LEGAL in the NFL that had minimal contribution to the 2013-14 season and then lump them in a PED list like they’re still on the team.

    Quite pathetic by jealous opposing fans. Insecurity at it’s finest and Hawk fans can see right through it….

    Dynasty is approaching…. Who in the NFC can de-rail this fast moving train? Nobody has a complete team from the QB to the #1 NFL defense, to the power running game, to the speed at WR, to the best kicker in the NFL.

    It’s over…. for other fans that think there’s hope for a 2014-15 SB. Hawks hoist back to back…. THat’s a tough pill to swallow…

  49. mharjo says: Jun 30, 2014 7:18 PM

    Hey morons: the Redskins have more PED suspensions than the Seahawks do since the 2010 offseason.

    Yup, people are going to gimme the thumbs down for facts because it isn’t a fun narrative.

    Hey moron Seahawks fans (which includes me): if you guys would stop getting so hurt every time another fan speaks ill of the Seahawks they would simply stop doing it.

    Yup, Seahawks fans are going to gimme the thumbs down now too.

  50. dalcow4 says: Jun 30, 2014 7:27 PM

    Chip Kelly, Univ of Florida coach 2016

  51. sweetnlow44 says: Jun 30, 2014 7:32 PM

    John Moffitt – Tested positive in 2011. Had subscription for adderall but didn’t register it with the league. Hasn’t been on the team in 2 years. Also not good at covertly urinating in public.

    Allen Barbre – Didn’t even play for the Seahawks. Acquired, tested positive, immediately cut.

    Winston Guy – Who? Played limitedly in 2 games his rookie season in 2012, tested positive, then got cut from the Seahawks the following offseason.

    Walter Thurmond – Tested positive for substance abuse, not PED’s. Nice try.

    Brandon Browner – Busted in 2012. No longer on team.

    Bruce Irvin – Over a year ago, the only player who tested positive on this list still on the team.

    Richard Sherman – If the cup is cracked, the test is whack. Never suspended.

    So, 1 player still on the roster who has had a PED suspension. That one was over a year ago, the others were before that. Give it up Viking fans. No matter how many players test positive around the league, your team still sucks and probably will forever.

  52. litemater95 says: Jun 30, 2014 7:36 PM

    Might need to take a closer look at what was on the $64,000 restaurant receipt.

  53. rrhoe says: Jun 30, 2014 9:49 PM

    This a small blip for the Great Chip Kelly offense,anybody can play in his system,right.

  54. zinger92 says: Jun 30, 2014 10:08 PM

    Attention all NFC east fans, it’s hilarious how defensive all of you come off. Talk is cheap!

  55. zinger92 says: Jun 30, 2014 10:09 PM

    And all this Chip Kelly back to college stuff is literally stupid. You all just wish he was your coach.

  56. tralfaz10 says: Jun 30, 2014 10:33 PM

    D-Jax gone and now his RT suspended for four games, the NFL having an entire off-season to study his offense—with or without remote control car—welcome to the real NFL Chip Kelly. You snuck up on the league last year. We see you coming very clearly this year. A mouthy running back, a top receiver with his knee one year away from shreds, another racist receiver and a mediocre defense. Since only one team from the NFC East gets into the playoffs, looks like your season is over. Sorry, this isn’t Oregon.

  57. buzzlightner says: Jun 30, 2014 10:36 PM

    Pretty sure sherman and irvin (on said list) were a huge part of that super bowl defense

  58. kabasaman says: Jun 30, 2014 10:44 PM

    I’m glad they took this dude and not Kyle Long.

  59. skins1970 says: Jun 30, 2014 10:45 PM

    I can’t wait for the Seahawks to go bacto the days of Jim Zorn,Steve Largent Dave Krieg Kenny Easley and Curt Warner. They were Irrelevant and much likeable.

  60. vickspreadherpes says: Jun 30, 2014 10:48 PM

    DREAM TEAM!! LOL @ Eagle fans! 1960!

  61. footballfan72 says: Jun 30, 2014 11:29 PM

    Didn’t know they ate dinner at Balco fine dining establishment. Explains the huge tab though….

  62. raynitschke66 says: Jul 1, 2014 12:56 AM

    Allen Barbre started 7 games at right tackle for the Packers in 2009 while Tauscher was recovering from an injury. I can honestly say he was one of the five worst multiple-game starters I’ve ever seen in an NFL game. I have no clue how he is still in the NFL. The Eagles need to find a better option than him unless they want Foles to get killed.

  63. 302baller says: Jul 1, 2014 3:04 AM

    The NFL is a joke….every lineman, RB, LB, S in the league juices. The ones in the news are the ones that get caught! Grown men who workout and eat muscle building foods for 4+ years suddenly put on 15-20lbs….every year there’s 4 or 5 on a team. Duhh…it’s juice.

  64. RegisHawk says: Jul 1, 2014 4:11 AM

    Seahawks had a problem with it, dealt with it, and moved on.

    Other teams have a problem with it, let their fans make excuses, and will get busted again.

  65. autoriot says: Jul 2, 2014 11:49 AM

    I wish this and other reports like this, about other players, actually listed the substance the player was busted for. Using blanket statements like “Lane Johnson facing four-game PED suspension” doesn’t say anything other than the player was suspended for using something the NFL doesn’t allow, which could be one of many things. Depending on what it actually is could paint an entirely different picture of the person in the minds of the fans. Using generalized statements only helps destroy people’s reputation.

  66. n0hopeleft says: Jul 2, 2014 9:15 PM

    I don’t wish chip Kelly was my coach. I have Tom Coughlin.

    Justin Pugh is better than Lane without steroids.

    The Eagles are an absolute joke of a franchise. How do you try for something for 50+ years, fail at it, and actually think people should respect you?

    You’re cheating and couldn’t even win a playoff game.

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