Panthers DE Frank Alexander suspended for four games

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

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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