Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Washington Redskins Lineman Suspended By NFL

The Washington Redskins' offense has been rolling this season––ranking third in the league in total yards––but that production may soon come to a halt.

Starting left tackle Trent Williams has been suspended for four games without pay for violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy, per a team spokesperson.
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Williams, 28, will face his suspension immediately and can return to the team's active roster on Dec. 5––one day after facing the Arizona Cardinals. Until then, he is allowed to attend team meetings and work out at Redskins Park.

Replacing a four-time Pro-Bowler is not an easy task, especially midseason. Any thoughts of trading for a lineman are futile, with the trade deadline wrapped up (conveniently) the same day Williams' suspension was announced.

Backup tackle Ty Nsekhe will have big shoes to fill in the meantime, going against the Vikings, Packers, Cowboys, and Cardinals.

Kirk Cousins will probably lose sleep over this tonight.