LANE JOHNSON'S appeal of his 10-game NFL suspension for ingesting a performance-enhancing substance lasted nearly 8 hours Tuesday at the NFL offices in New York. Attorney Steve Zashin said the Eagles' right tackle will play this weekend at Detroit, as expected, before a decision is announced, typically in a week to 10 days.
IT WAS barely a footnote by the end of the amazing onslaught, but the Eagles notched a 29-yard Caleb Sturgis field goal on their first possession Sunday, giving them points on each of their three intial drives so far this season.
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YOUNG DUDES and peer pressure. What are ya gonna do? That was Ben Roethlisberger's take, more or less, on how difficult it is to get a rookie quarterback such as Carson Wentz to truly, viscerally understand the value of discretion when rambling out of the pocket.
CHICAGO - Playing almost in the shadow of the Roosevelt University auditorium where he first donned an Eagles jersey on draft night, 144 days earlier, Carson Wentz wrote another chapter of a story that is moving beyond Philadelphia, toward the top of the national NFL narrative.
WHETHER OR NOT the Eagles are right about Carson Wentz being "ready," in the wake of their decision to trade Sam Bradford to Minnesota, it's a fact that this time last week, the starters were already preparing for Sunday's opener against the Browns, and Wentz was not.
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