The Philadelphia Eagles will be missing a key piece of their offensive line when they face the Redskins at FedEx Field on Sunday, and for their week 14 matchup. Johnson has been appealing the PED suspension for months, but it will be made official this week.
Per lawyer Steve Zashin, Eagles OT Lane Johnson has been informed his 10-game suspension has been upheld.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 11, 2016
NFL Network’s Mike Garofolo reports that the Eagles will not be moving LG Allen Barbre to right tackle as some people speculated. They will instead use rookie Halapoulivaati Vaitai at the RT position during Johnson’s suspension.
Sources: Eagles will start rookie Halapoulivaati Vaitai at RT and leave Allen Barbre at LG.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 11, 2016
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UPDATE: Halapoulivaati Vaitai will start at RT for the Eagles
Doug Pederson names "Big V" his starting right tackle in place of Lane Johnson. That's Halapoulivaati Vaitai for those who know him well.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 12, 2016