Friday August 8th, 2014

Giants offensive lineman Eric Herman has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the regular season, the NFL announced Friday.

Herman was suspended for using a banned stimulant. In a statement released by the team, Herman said he has a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for one medication, but not for another medication to treat the same condition. The second substance triggered a positive test which led to his suspension. 

Herman will miss New York's games against the Lions, Cardinals, Texans and Redskins. He is listed as the third-string center on the team's depth chart.

Herman was a seventh round pick in 2013. He did not see action in any games as a rookie.

- Dan Gartland

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.