Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson has been playing this season in limbo, after preseason reports emerged of a 10-game suspension for a second PED violation.
But today, he could begin to get some clarity.
According to Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News, Johnson’s appeal of his performance-enhancing substance policy suspension is scheduled to be heard today in New York.
Of course, an announcement usually takes a week or so, so Johnson could continue to start for the Eagles this week in Detroit.
There was a point in training camp after the reports surfaced when the Eagles practiced with the former first-rounder as a backup, to prepare for what seemed inevitable. If/when he is suspended, left guard Allen Barbre would move to right tackle, and Stefen Wisniewski would slide into Barbre’s spot.
Johnson said he tested positive for banned peptides, which he didn’t realize were in a supplement he was taking. He served a four-game suspension in 2014.