NFL Suspensions: Steelers’ Damontae Kazee and Rams’ Brycen Hopkins Get Three Game Suspensions Each


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Two players have been banned from the NFL for three games on Wednesday for violating the league’s drug abuse policy. Pittsburgh Steelers safety Damontae Kazee and Los Angeles Rams tight end Brycen Hopkins were each given three-game suspensions by the league. Both players will be eligible to return to the active roster on October 10, after all Week 5 matches have been completed.

Kazee was on the injured reserve list following a wrist injury in camp but will not be given a match check for the next three weeks due to the suspension.

The third safety on the depth map behind Minkah Fitzpatrick and Terrell Edmunds, Kazee started for the Dallas Cowboys last season. He finished with 52 tackles and two interceptions with four passes defended as opponents targeting him had a passer rating of 51.0. Quarterbacks only completed 43.8% of their passes targeting Kazee.

Hopkins has only played eight offensive snaps a year and has no catch. He is the No. 2 tight end behind Tyler Higbee on the depth chart. Hopkins was a former fourth round draft pick of the Rams in 2020 from Purdue.

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