Report: Eagles OT Lane Johnson Facing 10-Game Suspension

The Philadelphia Eagles could be without their starting right tackle for much of next season. Per multiple report, Johnson is facing a 10-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. It's not drugs like marijuana that Johnson is taking, but steroids. 

Johnson is appealing the suspension. It would be a major loss for the Eagles, who signed Johnson to a six-year, $63 million extension this offseason. However, the $35 million guaranteed that Johnson was set to make would be voided. 

If Johnson does miss those games, 2012 fifth rounder Dennis Kelly would likely be the starter at RT. This year's fifth rounder, Halapoulivaati Vaitai out of TCU, could also fight for a spot. 

Johnson, for his part, told Jay Glazer he's done nothing wrong.

"Just heard from Lane Johnson, says he took an amino acid that was approved but tested positive for peptide," Glazer wrote on Twit Longer. "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."

As shown below, Johnson originally claimed nothing was going on. 

This is a developing story. Refresh for updates. 

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