Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Kwon Alexander is expected to be suspended four games by the NFL for violating the leagues’ performing-enhancing drugs policy, reports Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune.
The team is not expected to receive the letter from the NFL informing them about the suspension until Monday, meaning that Aloexander will be able to play Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.
According to the report, Alexander likely tested positive for the undisclosed substance during training camp.
The 21-year-old rookie was taken by the Buccaneers during the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Alexander has started every game this season at middle linebacker, racking up 38 tackles and two sacks. He has also intercepted two passes, while forcing and recovering a fumble.
Bruce Carter is currently listed as Alexander’s backup on the Tampa Bay depth chart. He has 13 tackles this season.