The Bears announced that defensive lineman Ego Ferguson was suspended four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs, as Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times writes. Ferguson is now the second Chicago lineman to be suspended in three days after tackle Tayo Fabuluje was slapped for taking an appetite suppressant.
Ferguson is presently on IR, but he will begin serving his suspension immediately. The second-year defensive lineman from LSU was ruled out for the season when he suffered a knee injury in mid-October.
The 2014 second-round pick was trying to battle through the knee injury for a month before he was ultimately shut down for the year. The former LSU standout appeared in 16 games during his rookie campaign, compiling 23 tackles and a pair of sacks. He had appeared in four games this season, including his first NFL start, but he only compiled four tackles in limited snaps.