Denver Broncos star wide receiver Wes Welker has been suspended for the first four games for violating the NFL performance-enhancing drug policy, according to the Bronccos and the league office.
Welker, who's recovering from a suspension and apparently tested positive for Adderall, is eligible to return Oct. 6 following a game against the Arizona Cardinals.
“Tonight’s news regarding Wes is very disappointing for our team, but we understand the league’s authority in this area,” Broncos coach John Fox said. “While it’s unfortunate to not have him to start the year, I have full confidence in our wide receivers and expect that group to continue playing at a high level.
“I have no doubt that Wes will remain focused on his preparations for the season and stay in excellent shape during his time away from the team.”
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun