Dec 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson (65) celebrates a quarterback sneak for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Lions 34-20. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Lane Johnson Suspended for PEDs. Trouble in Eagles Paradise?

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Is there trouble brewing in the Philadelphia Eagles camp? Yesterday, according to Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News reported that Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson has been suspended four games for testing positive for PED use. This has yet to be confirmed by the Philadelphia Eagles or the league but Domowitch is a pretty reliable source.

The trouble could be multifaceted. One, Johnson’s performance could be diminished once he returns from his suspension without using his “pick-me-ups.” Two, he played all 16 games last season and his absence on the line may be felt. The spot can be filled by Eagles defensive lineman Allen Barbre. He filled in for Eagles left tackle Jason Peters last season when he was injured and just signed a three year extension. Talk about good timing! Three, with the emphasis on Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly’s Sports Science there could be questions about the process.

Johnson is only the fifth player to be suspended from the Philadelphia Eagles. As long as Johnson is the only player suspended for PEDs this my fly over. But if another player fails a test it could bring some unwanted focus to the Eagles.

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