NFL Notes: Lane Johnson, Packers, Redskins & Steelers


Lane Johnson

  • Eagles LT Lane Johnson told reporters Saturday that the appeal of his ten-game suspension could take two-to-three weeks. (Jimmy Kempski)
  • Johnson went on to say that it will likely require this amount of time for his “B sample” to be analyzed. Although, he is not confident the sample “will come back clean“. (Jimmy Kempski)
  • Johnson also said that he checked every supplement he takes with the “Aegis Shield” app provided by the NFLPA. However, since the NFLPA doesn’t test the products, there’s still no support from them in this matter: “I want that to be clear: The NFLPA does not stand up for players. They don’t check the supplements. And when you call them and ask them if you test positive for something they approve, it doesn’t matter.” (Zach Berman)


  • ESPN’s Rob Demovsky reports that Packers WR Jeff Janis fractured “at least one” bone in his right hand during Wednesday’s practice.


  • ESPN’s John Keim writes that the Redskins could still use a veteran running back to bolster their depth at the position.
  • Veteran Pierre Thomas has come up as a potential option for Washington, but Keim says that their interest is related to his asking price. If Thomas was reasonable in his contract demands, Keim believes the Redskins would have signed him back in the spring.


  • Steelers backup QB Bruce Gradkowski said he heard “a pop” when he injured hamstring trying to get down after scrambling during Friday’s preseason opener. (Gerry Dulac)
  • Gradkowski is scheduled to have an MRI on Saturday.
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