So much for Eagles starting right tackle Lane Johnson denying the report of his reported 10-game suspension. Shortly after telling local reporters that "all was good," Johnson reportedly told Jay Glazer of FOX Sports that he tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug. Per Glazer's Twitter account:
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
Johnson is reportedly appealing his PED suspension. If the appeal is unsuccessful, he will miss the first 10 games of the 2016 season. That would be a huge blow to the Eagles and their offensive line. It would also mean Johnson could be suspended for at least two full years if he became subject to a third PED suspension in the future.
Stay tuned for more updates on this developing story.