One NFL player who is currently a free agent won’t have to worry about signing with any team this year after he was handed down a lengthy suspension.
Amani Bledsoe began last season on the shelf with a six-game PED suspension. The young defensive end will face a stiffer penalty this year after the league suspended him for this season’s first 17 weeks, Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets.
The lengthy duration stems from another PED policy violation, Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL.com report.
After going undrafted out of Oklahoma, the former Bengals-Titans pass rusher has played in 19 games in his career, making six starts and recording 18 tackles.
Bledsoe’s final game was in 2021 for Tennessee, but he briefly played last season with the Atlanta Falcons.
Throughout the 2021 season, the 25-year-old alternated between Tennessee’s practice squad before being released in January. He waited until the end of the previous campaign to join the Falcons’ practice squad and find success.
For the 2023 season, Bledsoe signed a futures contract with Atlanta, but he was released in April.
Bledsoe played for the Bengals in 14 games in 2020, making a total of 17 tackles and contributing two pass breakups.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.