Offensive Lineman James Hurst Suspended Four Games

G/T James Hurst defends a Houston Texans player during an NFL game.
G/T James Hurst defends a Houston Texans player during an NFL game.

Offensive lineman James Hurst has been suspended for the first four games of the 2020 season.

Hurst violated the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, the NFL announced Friday afternoon.

The 28-year-old lineman just finished his sixth NFL season. He was active for all 16 games and made two starts at left tackle. The veteran lineman served as a backup to virtually every position along the offensive line.

Originally undrafted out of North Carolina in 2014, Hurst has played in 90 games and started 44 games for the Ravens.

He is eligible to participate in offseason activities, training camp and preseason games. The suspension begins the first week of the regular season and he is eligible to return to the active roster on Monday after the team's fourth game.

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