FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2016, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles tackle Lane Johnson (65) waits for a play to start during the first half of the NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, in Philadelphia. Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson has been su
Chris Szagola, File
October 11, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson has been suspended for 10 games by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Johnson will be eligible to return on Dec. 19. It's his second suspension. One more would cost Johnson two years. Johnson appealed the positive test, but an arbiter upheld the ruling.

Johnson's attorney says they will review the decision and consider all available legal options.

In January, Johnson signed a 5-year, $56 million contract that included a $10 million signing bonus and $35.5 million guaranteed. His base salary for this season is $675,000, so he has to forfeit $421,875. The suspension also nullifies his guaranteed money.

Eagles executive Howie Roseman says the team is ''very disappointed'' in Johnson but will ''welcome him back'' in December.


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