December 08, 2015 - Aaron Wilson
Ravens tight end Nick Boyle suspended for final four games.
Baltimore Ravens rookie tight end Nick Boyle was suspended for four games for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing drugs. A fifth-round draft pick, Boyle had caught 18 passes for 153 yards this season. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said it wasn't steroids. "It’s pretty common, it's what you read about all the time with guys," Harbaugh said. "I don’t think he realized that it was something he shouldn’t be doing. Or if he did, he didn’t think it through. I’ve talked to him, and he was telling me how stupid it was, and I agreed. It was pretty dumb. "The shame of it is here’s a guy that’s playing so well. This guy is playing really well. He’s one of the gems of the draft class in terms of a fifth-round pick playing the way he does. He plays hard. He has been good in the pass game, good in the run game – smart, tough. He has a tremendous future. I told him that, ‘It’s just a shame you’re going to miss four games here. You’re playing like a veteran out there.’ Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.