Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Kyle Fuller, who has been competing with Ethan Pocic and B.J. Finney at center, has been suspended for the first two games of the season.
The official statement was released early Saturday afternoon.
Statement from an NFL Spokesperson: pic.twitter.com/9XO0TtxsgX— Seahawks PR (@seahawksPR) August 22, 2020
Two games typically indicates a suspension for a diuretic or masking agent under the league Performance Enhancing Drug policy, but the statement issued by the Seahawks specifically classified it as a substance of abuse violation. It's likely there will be specifics provided in the coming days.
As is the case with preseason suspensions, Fuller is eligible to continue practicing, but that would change once the season commences and the suspension goes into effect.
Originally drafted by the Houston Texans in 2017, he started two games as a rookie, but did not play last season. He was considered by most to have been a long shot to make the team, but had reportedly flashed at times so far during training camp.
This is the first such suspension for Seattle this year, who are currently playing their (not live streamed) mock game at CenturyLink Field.