Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Life in the fast 'Lane' for Eagles

Call it life in the fast 'Lane.'

This is probably not what new Eagles head coach Doug Pederson had in mind two days before his Birds take the field for their first pre-season game.

There are numerous reports this morning that starting right tackle Lane Johnson will be suspended for 10 games after testing positive for PEDs.

Yes, this is the same Lane Johnson who the Eagles gave a big money contract extension to in the off-season.

And if Pederson is less than thrilled, Eagles owner Jeff Lurie just must be doing backflips.

Pederson has been working hard to put his own stamp on this Eagles team. So far his training camp could not possibly be more different than what was run the last couple of years by Chip Kelly.

So far Johnson and his agent are denying any suspension.

Bob Grotz has all the details here.

But going 10 games without Johnson would be a huge blow to the Birds. One of the top priorities of this team is to keep starting quarterback Sam Bradford upright. The often-injured QB now is looking at possibly playing most of the season without his starting right tackle.

Oh, and just in case you missed it, starting left tackle Jason Peters, the guy who protects Bradford's blind side, is on the shelf right now. He will not play in the preseason opener Thursday night.

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