Carolina Panthers backup defensive end Frank Alexander was suspended without pay for the first four games of the NFL season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
Alexander is eligible to return to play Sept. 29 following the Panthers' game against the Ravens.
A fourth-round draft pick out of Oklahoma in 2012, Alexander had 15 tackles and one sack last season in a dozen games and three starts.
He had 2.5 sacks as a rookie
Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider
Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
Check out our partners at TiqIQ for the best deals on all games on the 2014 NFL schedule.
JUL 24 Joel Corry
Offensive tackle Lane Johnson’s mistake will cost him close to $1 million.
JUL 21 Jesse Lawrence
Denver leads the list in the secondary market.
JUL 21 Jeff Fedotin
Alouettes have QB on their negotiation list.