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Raiders OL Vadal Alexander Suspended for the First Four Games of 2018

Raiders’ offensive lineman Vadal Alexander has been suspended for the first four games of the 2018 season without pay for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances, Matt Schneidman of Bayareanewsgroup reports.

Alexander is eligible to return to the 53-man roster Monday, Oct. 1, the day after Oakland’s Week 4 game at home against the Cleveland Browns. Alexander is still permitted to participate in all offseason activities and preseason games.

The Raiders took Alexander in the seventh round of the 2016 draft with the 234th overall pick. He started five of the nine games he played in as a rookie, and started four of the 15 games he appeared in last season. Often, he was used as the extra man when the Raiders opted for five-linemen sets.


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