New York Giants’ defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the 2017 season for a violation of the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances.
Odighizuwa, 25, will be eligible to return to the Giants’ active roster on Monday, Oct. 2 after the team’s October 1 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Odighizuwa can participate in all remaining preseason practices and games.
Odighizuwa, a 2015 third-round pick, has been a disappointment. He has only three tackle and no sacks in his two seasons with the Giants.
It was an odd offseason for Odighizuwa, who tweeted at one point he was stepping away from football and did not attend OTAs. He has had two tackles in three preseason games.
Odighizuwa is in a competition with players like Jordan Williams, Kerry Wynn, Devin Taylor and Avery Moss to simply make the roster. The suspension won’t help his cause.