Philadelphia Eagles roundup: Lane Johnson works on that ‘summer body’


It appears Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson is looking to get ‘brolic’ for the Summertime.

When we all woke up on the third Sunday of 2018’s calendar year, we were able to do so with a smile on our collective faces. Why? It’s simple. Training camp is a mere ten days away, and for the most part, the Philadelphia Eagles are heading into July 25th relatively healthy. Some of the team’s cornerstones are making every effort to do what they can to assure they’re ready when it’s time to work. Throw right tackle Lane Johnson in that category.

It appears he’s working on that Summertime body and looking to get chiseled.

Here’s a quick look both back and ahead.

Johnson has little margin for error. Twice, he’s been slapped on the wrist for violating the NFL‘s policy on performance enhancing drugs. The first incident happened when it was reported on June 30th of 2014 that he’d be suspended for the first four games of his second season.

Johnson’s second suspension came down on August 9th of 2016 when it was reported he’d tested positive for a second time. That resulted in a ten-game suspension, but this time things felt different.

This one seemed more like a misunderstanding than anything else.

Johnson did all that he could to fight the league’s decision stating this new substance he’d be suspended for wasn’t listed on the NFLPA’s list of banned substances. Every player is given a mobile app called ‘Aegis’. Johnson did the research and didn’t see that he was committing any error.

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You all know how NFL investigations and appeals go. The league always wins, and when it was all said and done, Johnson would, indeed, sit out of those ten games. That was unfortunate, but it also leads to a bigger issue.

A third suspension, if it were to come, would be catastrophic. That would mean he’d be suspended for two seasons. Johnson’s done his part. He’s removed fried foods from his diet, and he’s working out. Recently, he showed off a little for the camera and some of the footage was posted on social media.

Check him out:

Hard work looks good on him. The rest of the NFL better look out.

Moving forward…

Johnson’s seen by many as the best right tackle in the NFL and he anchors an offensive line that many see as the league’s best. He’s moved on, and he’s put the suspensions behind him. Well, he’s sort of put the suspensions behind him.

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Currently, he has an ongoing lawsuit against the NFL and NFL Players Association based on his ten-game suspension. Missing those games cost him $7.74 million thanks to the last year of his contract and base salary being voided.

It appears the big guy wants his money and his good name back. Every Eagles fan is pulling for him. We’ll have to wait and see how things go on that front.