Per multiple reports, the NFL has suspended defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. for two games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Edwards, a six-year veteran, recently wrapped up his first season with the Chicago Bears, and he’s slated to be an unrestricted free agent in 2021. In 2020 he racked up 17 tackles, 4 sacks, 6 tackles for loss, 7 QB hits, and a pass defensed in 15 games for the Bears.
If he signs with a team this year he’ll be allowed to participate in the full offseason program, but he’ll have to sit out the first two games.
Edwards was also involved in a domestic dispute back in October that resulted in him being charged with assault. That investigation is still pending.
Chicago was Edwards’ fourth team since being a second-round pick of the Raiders in 2015.
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