Oct 29, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; San Francisco 49ers tight end Demarcus Dobbs (83) looks on during the game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The 49ers beat the Cardinals 24-3. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

NFL suspends San Francisco 49ers Demarcus Dobbs for one game

I’m starting to think the NFL might need to hand out stiffer penalties for players who violate the rules because the NFL  has handed down yet another suspension, this time to San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman (and failed tight end project) Demarcus Dobbs.

Thankfully for Dobbs and the 49ers, the suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy will only last one game after he was busted for DUI and marijuana possession last November.

Per Can Inman:

49ers DeMarcus Dobbs, who’s been backing up Justin Smith, has been suspended 1 game for violating NFL’s Program for Substances of Abuse

Dobbs, who signed with the 49ers in 2011 as an undrafted free agent, is expected to be Justin Smith‘s backup this season and the suspension shouldn’t have any affect on his roster spot.

Last season, the 49ers worked Dobbs out as a tight end during training camp, though, they apparently scraped that idea as Dobbs has only participated on defense during the Niners current camp. They don’t appear to have much desire to attempt that again, despite working out current tight end Vernon Davis as a wide receiver in recent weeks.

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