Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson first complained about the NFLPA’s lack of supplement testing after his positive test triggered a 10-game suspension. Now he says he’ll sue the supplement company that he says sold him the amino acids that led to the positive test. Johnson had $25 million in guaranteed money remaining on his deal, but the positive test meant none of that money is guaranteed anymore due to a clause in his contract.
After months of delays, the four active players targeted in the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug probe are expected to begin speaking with league investigators when Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers have their interviews Wednesday in Green Bay. The next big question is what exactly the NFL will consider the full cooperation it’s demanding from Matthews, Peppers, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and free-agent linebacker Mike Neal for them to avoid banishment. Because it’s almost certainly not as simple as showing up and, as some have suggested, giving the Marshawn Lynch treatment (i.e. “I’m just here so I won’t get fined”) the moment the line of questioning goes
PHILADELPHIA -- In the aftermath of their bitter divorce with Chip Kelly, and in the shambles of what became a lost 2015 season, the Philadelphia Eagles knew they had to rebuild on multiple levels. They had to add some veteran pieces to try to stabilize the team in the short term -- even while knowing some of those players might be gone by the time the franchise truly turns the corner -- and also made a decision to re-invest deeply in what remained of their young core, extending those players far into the future. That should be the nucleus of the club -- still in its prime -- in a few years by which time, if first-round quarterback Carson Wentz develops as the organization hopes, the Eagles expect