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Lane Johnson returns from suspension

Eagles were eliminated from the playoffs this week

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Lane Johnson’s 10 game suspension for his second performance enhancing drug violated has ended, clearing him to return to the team and play in Thursday night’s game against the Giants.

Despite not practicing for over two months, Doug Pederson said that it would be a “no brainer” to put Lane Johnson back into the starting lineup, especially with the injuries the Eagles have sustained.

“With our current injury situation at tackle, I think it’s almost a no-brainer that we have to put him out there, even on a short week.”

Isaac Semualo would then move to left guard if Allen Barbre is still out with a hamstring injury, and possibly if Barbre returns.

The Eagles will need to make a roster move to open a spot for Johnson.

After a 3-1 start, the Eagles have gone 2-8 during Johnson’s suspension.