The Eagles have been waiting for word on whether right tackle Lane Johnson’s 10-game suspension would take effect for a while now and they got it on Tuesday.
Now they’ll have to figure out their plan for moving forward without Johnson. The team announced that they have been informed that Johnson’s appeal, which was heard last week, has been rejected and the suspension has been put into effect.
Johnson was suspended for a second violation of the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy, which he said came as a result of banned peptides in a supplement that wasn’t included on the product’s label.
The Eagles could move Allen Barbre from left guard to right tackle or they could insert Halapoulivaati Vaitai in the lineup with Barbre staying put.
Johnson will be eligible to return for the Eagles’ Week 16 game against the Giants and the season-ending game against the Cowboys, both of which will be home games for Philly.