Looks Like Eagles RT Lane Johnson Will Be Suspended For 10 Games After This Week


Philly.com – Eagles tackle Lane Johnson was suspended by the NFL pending an appeal, league sources said. The appeal hearing is scheduled for Oct. 4 and shortly thereafter a neutral arbitrator will render a decision. Johnson will play on Sunday against the Steelers. The Eagles have a bye the following week. If the arbitrator upholds the suspension, Johnson will be suspended for the next ten games, starting with the Lions game on Oct. 9. He would be eligible to return to the team on Dec. 12 and play in the final three games of the regular season. A NFL spokesman said the league office had no comment. Johnson failed a drug test for a banned substance. It would be his second offense. He was suspended for four games in 2014.