Rams TE Brody Eldridge suspended for 4 games

The good thing for the St. Louis Rams is they have nine tight ends on their 90-man roster right now, plenty to sort through as they look to keep three or four following final cuts.

One of them will not be available for the first four games of the season. Brody Eldridge, a fifth-round draft pick of the Indianapolis Colts in 2010, has been suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Howard Balzer of the SportsXchange first reported the news.

Eldridge, who played with Rams quarterback Sam Bradford at Oklahoma, was claimed off waivers from the Colts. Now, we might have a better idea why the new front office and coaching staff in Indianapolis cut loose a player that had contributed for two seasons.

This isn’t going to help Eldridge’s push for a job but he is eligible for training camp and preseason to show the Rams and other club what he can do after he sits out.

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