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Draft Scout Lane Johnson News
10/05/14 - RT Lane Johnson returned to the lineup, which is one reason RB LeSean McCoy had more yards than he did the previous two games. Johnson missed the first four games because he was suspended after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. "It felt good,'' Johnson said of his return. "It's definitely a different feeling being out there instead of sitting on the couch watching the games. This game was good to get under my belt. Next week, I'll keep building and getting into game rhythm.'' Said McCoy: "If felt good having Lane in there. Lane has always been the type of player who gets it done. He's fast, physical and very intelligent. He helped us out today.''
10/01/14 - RT Lane Johnson, who missed the first four games serving a PED suspension, returned to the team this week and will start Sunday at right tackle against the Rams.
07/23/14 - T Lane Johnson will miss the first four games of the season serving a suspension for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Johnson, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2013 draft, is eligible to participate in training camp and all preseason practices and games.
"In April while training, I mistakenly and foolishly put a prescribed medication in my body to help with a medical issue. I mistakenly failed to clear it with Eagles trainers and check the NFL list of banned substances. I am extremely sorry for this mistake and I will learn from it and be smarter in the future," Johnson said in a team-issued release. "I would like to sincerely apologize to (owner) Mr. (Jeff) Lurie, (general manager) Howie Roseman, coach (Chip) Kelly and his staff, my teammates and our amazing Philadelphia Eagles fans. This will be very hard on me to not be battling with my teammates for four games - but I will be ready and better than ever when I return."
Dennis Kelly, a fifth-round pick in 2012, is listed as Johnson's primary backup at right tackle. Kelly could consider returning right guard Todd Herremans to right tackle or look to the waiver wire during training camp, which might be the more risky path to take considering the demands -- mental and physical -- of Kelly's system. Last season, he often flipped his tackles or lined up Johnson outside of left tackle Jason Peters in an imbalanced line.
Johnson can return to the active roster the day after the Eagles' Week 4 game -- Sept. 28 against the San Francisco 49ers -- but will sit out Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Week 2 at Indianapolis and Week 3 vs. Washington.
"We're very disappointed to learn of his suspension," the Eagles said in a news release. "We have spoken to Lane about the details of the suspension. He understood what he did wrong and took full responsibility. The key for him, however, is to learn from that mistake and move forward with his preparation for the 2014 season."
01/01/14 - RT Lane Johnson is the first Eagles first-round rookie to start every game since Corey Simon back in 2000.
10/30/13 - RT Lane Johnson has not played particularly well the last few games. The first-round rookie gave up two sacks in last week's loss to the Giants.