McCoy discusses Johnson's impending suspension

McCoy discusses Johnson's impending suspension

July 2, 2014, 11:00 pm
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After picking up his trophy for receiving the 2014 John Wanamaker Athletic Award Wednesday, LeSean McCoy spoke to the media about teammate Lane Johnson.

Earlier in the week, it was confirmed that Johnson, the Eagles' second-year tackle, tested positive for PEDs and will be suspended for four games, pending action from the NFL (see story).

"He played well as a rookie and you only imagine seeing him as a second year, just the great shape he is now," McCoy said. "He’s got the playbook down and he’s a heck of a player. That will suck losing him for that many games."

The Eagles fortunately have a few options tackle, including veteran backup Allen Barbre, who signed with the Eagles last offseason, played well last season and agreed to a three-year extension with the team in June.

Barbre has six years of NFL experience, playing for Green Bay, Miami and Seattle before landing with the Eagles.

"If he has to come in and step in and play, we’re confident with him," McCoy said. 

For more from McCoy, watch Derrick Gunn's report above.

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