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Tuesday December 18th, 2012

Redskins tackle Jordan Black was suspended for four games for PED use. (Rob Carr/Getty Images) Redskins tackle Jordan Black was suspended for four games for PED use. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The NFL suspended Washington Redskins offensive tackle Jordan Black for four games without pay on Monday for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances, the team announced.

Black’s suspension will begin immediately. Black is eligible to return to the Redskins’ active roster on the day following the fourth regular-season or postseason game of his suspension. The Redskins have two regular season games left and at 8-6 are tied for the NFC East and in the thick of the playoff race. Black has played in all 14 games this season and signed with the Redskins in July 2012, after being cut by the New Orleans Saints in September 2011.  Black spent eight NFL seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars making 40 starts.

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