Twitter Mailbag: The Latest On Lane

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Happy Fourth of July to our football family.

We are approaching the two-year mark here at Birds 24/7 (Our first post was on July 23, 2012). The site has been blessed with a smart and loyal and passionate readership since Day 1. We are very proud of the community that has been created and are looking forward to sharing in this upcoming season with you. For now, enjoy the holiday. We have a couple posts scheduled for the weekend in case you need to scratch that itch. Knowing you, you will. That’s why we get along so well.

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NFL: No Johnson Suspension Yet

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Lane Johnson could be facing a suspension, but it hasn’t been handed down yet.

Paul Domowitch reported that the right tackle tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs and will miss the first four games.

When asked to confirm the report, an NFL spokesperson replied: “We have no information on him.”

Does that mean no suspension has been handed down from the league?

“Correct.”

Johnson is not necessarily out of the woods. Players typically learn of a positive test before the league office. It’s possible, then, that his camp is aware of the failed drug test and it simply hasn’t hit the league offices yet.

This Time Around, Momah Has A Shot

 

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

James Brady was around for the first Ifeanyi Momah transformation.

The two have been friends since they were teenagers. They went to different high schools in Long Island but the quarterback and receiver regularly trained together. As kids with little cash and big goals, they used to jump from gym to gym around the neighborhood, taking advantage of the free introductory memberships until it was time to find the next deal.

When they weren’t playing on the same night Brady would go and check out Momah’s games, and remembers the gigantic jump he took once he injected some swagger into that large frame.

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Open Practice To Be Held At Franklin Field

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

This year’s Eagles training camp will feature an open practice at Franklin Field.

The team announced their camp schedule Wednesday. All players will report on July 25. There will be three open practices in all. Two will be held on Monday, July 28 and Sunday, August 3 at Lincoln Financial Field. The third will take place on Sunday, August 10 at Franklin Field, which was the home of the Eagles from 1958-70.

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