Brett LoGiurato
Tuesday July 3rd, 2012

St. Louis Rams tight end Brody Eldridge has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's banned substances policy, the Sports Xchange's Howard Balzer reported on Twitter Monday.

A league spokesman later confirmed to NFL.com that Eldridge had indeed been suspended. From NFL.com's report:

According to the league spokesman, Eldridge will be able to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games. The Rams can add him to their active roster the Monday after a Sept. 30 matchup with the Seattle Seahawks.

Eldridge was a fifth-round draft pick by the Indianapolis Colts in 2010 out of Oklahoma. He caught 14 passes for 84 yards in two seasons with the Colts before the team waived him this offseason, but he's most effective as a blocking tight end or in three tight-end packages. The Rams picked him up off waivers after the Colts dropped him.

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