Eagles coach preparing for possible Lane Johnson suspension
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson is preparing for starting right tackle Lane Johnson to be suspended by the NFL.
Johnson reportedly is in line for a 10-game suspension for violating the league's performance enhancers policy. He previously served a four-game ban in 2014 for using a banned medication that he said he had a prescription for, but that he never checked with Eagles trainers or doctors.
The fourth overall draft selection in 2013, Johnson started Thursday night's 17-9 win over Tampa Bay. He was not available in the locker room afterward.
Pederson, in his first game as Eagles coach, said ''I have to anticipate there's a chance'' Johnson will be suspended. ''It's smart on my part to have a Plan B.''
Johnson has started all 44 games in which he was eligible in his NFL career.
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