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Lane Johnson | Tackle | #65

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 317
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (4) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Eagles restructured RT Lane Johnson's contract.
Philly converted some of Johnson's base salary into a bonus, creating $7.5 million in cap space. They needed the money following the trade for Michael Bennett, and they will need to create more to be players in free agency. They will likely create that room by cutting or trading DE Vinny Curry. Mar 13 - 1:04 PM

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Eagles are expected to keep Lane Johnson at right tackle.

There was some thought Johnson would move to the left side with Jason Peters out for the season, but they will keep him at his more comfortable spot. Halapoulivaati Vaitai will get the first crack at left tackle.
Thu, Oct 26, 2017 08:52:00 AM

Eagles RT Lane Johnson has cleared the concussion protocol.

He practiced on Tuesday and is on track to return on Monday against Washington. Johnson getting back on the field is a big boost to Carson Wentz and the entire offense.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 12:53:00 PM

Eagles RT Lane Johnson (concussion) is out for Week 6 against the Panthers.

Halapoulivaati Vaitai will make the start in Johnson's absence. As noted by ex-Rotoworlder Adam Levitan, Carson Wentz has some drastic splits without Johnson in the lineup. Wentz should be treated as more of a QB2.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 11:31:00 AM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson confirmed RT Lane Johnson is in the concussion protocol.

Johnson suffered the injury Week 5 against the Cardinals. With the Eagles playing on Thursday night, it is highly unlikely Johnson will be ready to face the Panthers this week. Halapoulivaati Vaitai will likely get the start with Johnson sidelined.
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 12:07:00 PM

Eagles RT Lane Johnson left Sunday's Week 5 game against the Cardinals with a concussion.

He didn't come back out after halftime. Halapoulivaati Vaitai will finish out the game at right tackle. Johnson entered the week with PFF's No. 2 tackle grade, so this is obviously a big loss for the Eagles' offensive line.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 03:03:00 PM

Eagles RT Lane Johnson has filed suit against the NFL and NFLPA in an effort to vacate the 10-game suspension he served this season.

Johnson obviously cannot go back and retroactively play in the games he missed, but he could recoup the 10 game checks he lost as well as the guarantees which voided because of the suspension. Johnson alleges the positive PED result came from an improper "reasonable cause" test, the arbitrator who presided over the appeal, James Carter, had a conflict of interest, and the league committed "fraud" by providing false information about testing protocols to the arbitrator among many other things. If Johnson is serious about the suit, this could drag on for a long time.
Sat, Jan 7, 2017 11:08:00 AM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson confirmed Lane Johnson will start at right tackle Thursday night against the Giants.

Johnson just returned from suspension Monday, but the coach does not have the luxury of easing him back. "Going into this game, considering the nature of the injuries that we've had and everything," Pederson said, "Lane will go in as the starter." The Eagles have had a revolving door at right tackle since Johnson was suspended, but he should bring some stability. Allen Barbre, who practiced in full Monday as he returns from a hamstring injury, will likely return to left guard.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 09:24:00 AM

Eagles RT Lane Johnson's 10-game suspension is over.

Johnson is expected to return to practice Tuesday and be ready to play against the Giants on Thursday night. The Eagles have had trouble keeping healthy bodies in the right tackle spot while Johnson has been sidelined, but his return should bring some stability. If Allen Barbre (hamstring) is able to play this week, he will likely move back to left guard.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 08:54:00 AM

Eagles RT Lane Johnson has been suspended 10 games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

Johnson's appeal was denied by an arbitrator, but that might not be the end of the story. Johnson's counsel said they will "consider all available legal options." It is possible the tackle will sue to put off the suspension even longer, but for now he is expected to start serving his ban immediately. Johnson is eligible to return Week 16. LG Allen Barbre was expected to make the switch to right tackle with Johnson out, but Philadelphia could turn to fifth-round rookie Halapoulivaati Vaitai instead.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 10:16:00 AM

Eagles RT Lane Johnson's appeal of a 10-game suspension for violating the PED policy will be heard Tuesday morning.

An announcement is not expected until next week, meaning Johnson should be able to play at least one more game even if the suspension is upheld. Allen Barbre will switch from left guard to right tackle if (once) Johnson is officially suspended.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 10:17:00 AM

NFL suspended Eagles RT Lane Johnson 10 games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, but he will appeal the decision.

Johnson's appeal is scheduled for October 4, which means he will be able to play this week against the Steelers. With the Eagles on bye Week 4, it could be his final game until Week 15 if the appeal does not go in his favor, which it almost certainly won't. The plan in camp was to have LG Allen Barbre play right tackle while Johnson was suspended.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 09:35:00 AM

The Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski said it looks like RT Lane Johnson will play this week.

Johnson is reportedly facing a 10-game suspension for violating the PED policy, but the NFL is still awaiting the results from his B sample. The league still has a couple days to make the suspension official before this week, but Johnson could always delay by appealing the decision. He should be in uniform on Monday night.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 11:20:00 AM

Eagles RT Lane Johnson will start Week 1.

Johnson is facing a suspension for violating the performance-enhancing drugs policy, but the ban was not handed down before the close of business Friday, meaning Johnson is eligible to play against the Browns. The league is still awaiting the results of Johnson's B sample. With Johnson playing, Allen Barbre will switch back to left guard.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 10:29:00 AM

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo confirms Eagles RT Lane Johnson is expected to be active for Sunday's opener.

Johnson is facing a 10-game suspension for his second PED bust, but he's free to play as the sides await testing on his "B" sample. Even if it comes back positive, Johnson can immediately appeal and remain active. Johnson has claimed he was the victim of a tainted supplement, but by the letter of the law, it's still not a valid defense.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 02:26:00 PM

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QB1Carson Wentz
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RB1Jay Ajayi
2Corey Clement
3Wendell Smallwood
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GLB1Jay Ajayi
2Corey Clement
3RB1Corey Clement
2Jay Ajayi
WR11Alshon Jeffery
2Mack Hollins
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4Greg Ward
5Rashard Davis
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Mike Wallace
3Bryce Treggs
4Marquess Wilson
5Dom Williams
WR31Mike Wallace
TE1Zach Ertz
2Josh Perkins
3Billy Brown
4Adam Zaruba
LT1Jason Peters
2Halapoulivaati Vaitai
LG1Stefen Wisniewski
2Darrell Greene
C1Jason Kelce
2Isaac Seumalo
3Jon Toth
RG1Brandon Brooks
2Chance Warmack
RT1Lane Johnson
2Taylor Hart
K1Jake Elliott