Philadelphia Eagles: Lane Johnson’s suspension is over

Lane Johnson has returned to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Talented Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson was suspended for 10 games earlier in the season due to PED violations. Though Johnson did his best to argue his case, the suspension was upheld and his absence turned out to be a killer for the Eagles’ 2016 season.

However, Johnson’s suspension is officially over and the fourth-year pro has finally returned to the team today. Johnson will now be able to attend practices, meetings and, most importantly, games.

When speaking to the media Monday afternoon, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said Johnson will likely be the starting right tackle against the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football.

This will be Johnson’s first game since the Eagles’ Week 5 tilt against the Detroit Lions. Johnson may show a little bit of rust, but with Philadelphia out of playoff contention, there’s really no reason to sit the 6’6″, 317-pound behemoth.

Johnson signed a six-year, $63 million contract extension last January, keeping him in Philadelphia through 2021. However, due to his 10-game suspension, Johnson lost all of the remaining $25 million in guaranteed money on his contract.

This is Johnson’s second suspension for PED violations. If he is caught a third time, he could be suspended for two years or more.

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