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Lane Johnson acknowledges he's been suspended for 10 games [UPDATE]

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Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Now Johnson is confirming he's facing a suspension. Via Jay Glazer on Twitter:

Just heard from Lane Johnson, says he took an amino acid that was approved but tested positive for peptide. Fighting it as well as company. You're responsible for what goes in your body but he insists it was approved. Waiting on B sample

Original story below.

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Lane Johnson is reportedly facing a 10-game suspension after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, but the Eagles right tackle is denying the news.

The report of Johnson's potential suspension emerged earlier on Tuesday afternoon. Darren DeGaetano first reported the story before Howard Eskin and Ian Rapoport later followed up with confirmation. Rapoport also noted Johnson is appealing the suspension.

Losing Johnson would obviously be a major blow for the Eagles. Philadelphia could potentially be missing their starting right tackle for more than half of the 2016 NFL season. The Eagles' depth at tackle is already questionable, especially given the shaky health status of 35-year-old left tackle Jason Peters.