May 28, 2013; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders receiver Andre Holmes (18) at organized team activities at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Andre Holmes suspended by NFL

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It’s becoming almost routine for the NFL’s disciplinary office as today they’ve suspended yet another player for performance-enhancing substances.

According to CBS Sports, Oakland Raiders wide receiver Andre Holmes had the ban hammer dropped on him today as he’ll miss the first four games of the 2013 season:

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Andre Holmes has been suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season after violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances, the league announced on Saturday.

Holmes, who spent the last two years as a member of the Dallas Cowboys was already on thin ice in terms of his roster spot and now may be without a team as the season grows near. He was claimed off of waivers from the wide receiver hungry New England Patriots, who didn’t deem him rosterable despite their pressing needs for wideouts.

The former Hillsdale University product caught two passes for 11 yards last year.

Despite the suspension, Holmes still will be eligible to practice with the Raiders and will be able to play in preseason games, assuming he makes it that far.


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