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Report: Lane Johnson Sues the NFL and NFLPA

Lane Johnson isn’t going down without a fight.

The Philadelphia Eagles right tackle has already served six games of his 10-game suspension, but has still filed for unfair labor practices against the NFL and NFLPA, according to a report by MMQB’s Albert Breer.

Johnson, who signed a five-year, $56.3 million contract during the offseason, which made him the highest paid right tackle in the NFL, has lost guaranteed money due to his second offense for PED use. He hasn’t been happy with how the league has handled the suspension since the beginning.

Here was a statement released by his agent Ken Sarnoff in mid August.

The NFLPA is paid to represent the players and put their rights and interests first. I expect the NFLPA to do what Lane and every other NFL player pays it to do. That said, I am very concerned about any leak of a player’s protected health information. The NFLPA should be troubled by this as well and I trust that it will take all appropriate steps to determine the cause of any leak and remediate this issue immediately. Currently, it is not appropriate for me to comment on my client’s protected health information. As more information becomes publicly available.

Rookie Halapoulivaati Vaitai has been filling in for Johnson at right tackle, but he’s now week-to-week with an MCL sprain. Left guard Allen Barbre is moving over to right tackle and Stefen Wisniewski will replace Barbre at left guard.

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