It took a while before it was announced by the league, but Lane Johnson will now officially miss the first four games of the upcoming season while serving a PED suspension. Of the failed PED test, Johnson said:
“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. “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.”
Johnson will be eligible to rejoin the team at home against the Rams in week five.