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Keelan Johnson excused from camp

Safety Keelan Johnson played in two regular season games for the Philadelphia Eagles last season.

He may not participate in training camp for the foreseeable future.

Following Johnson’s arrest last Saturday in Tempe, Ariz., the Eagles have excused him from training camp. There’s no immediate timetable for his return.

“The Philadelphia Eagles today announced they have excused safety Keelan Johnson from training camp for an undetermined amount of time as he tends to matters related to his arrest in Arizona last weekend,” the Eagles said in a statement. “Johnson, who will still count on the team’s 90-man roster, met with head coach Chip Kelly on Thursday in Philadelphia. Since it is a pending legal matter, the team will have no further comment.”

Johnson was arrested for allegedly pushing a police officer who was investigating a bar brawl.

The players reported to training camp Friday and the first practice will be held on Saturday.