Williams has made the last four Pro Bowls.
The NFL has suspended Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams without pay for four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, the team announced Tuesday.
Williams's suspension is effective immediately. He can return to the team's active roster on Monday, Dec. 5, following Washington's game against the Cardinals.
Williams, who has made the Pro Bowl each of the last four seasons, will miss games against the Vikings, Packers, Cowboys and Cardinals.
"We met with Trent today to discuss this unfortunate news. Per the terms of the Policy, Trent will be permitted to participate in team meetings and work out at the Redskins' facilities throughout this time," Washington said in a statement. "The Redskins are counting on Trent to help our team when he returns from suspension."
Washington is 4–3–1 after its Week 8 tie against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Redskins are in last place in the NFC East, though the Giants and Eagles are both 4–3. The Cowboys are on top of the division with a 6–1 record.