The NFL has handed Broncos safety Shiloh Keo a two-game suspension for violating its substance abuse policy, reports Troy Renck of Denver 7. Keo’s punishment is the result of a February arrest for driving under the influence, which came less than a week after the Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 victory over Carolina. Keo subsequently pleased guilty to a misdemeanor DUI charge, thus paving the way for league discipline.
The 28-year-old Keo joined the Broncos last December after injuries to David Bruton, T.J. Ward and Darian Stewart weakened their safety depth. Keo, an ex-Texan, put himself on the Broncos’ radar by reaching out to defensive coordinator Wade Phillips via Twitter about his interest in joining the club. He ultimately played in seven games last season with Denver, including its three playoff victories, and added a Week 17 interception against San Diego.
Months after both the end of their season and his arrest, the Broncos re-signed Keo to a one-year, $760K deal in April. He’s now trying to stay ahead of rookies Justin Simmons (third round) and Will Parks (sixth round) on the depth chart in order to earn a roster spot, as Renck notes. Keo can remain with the Broncos until they set their 53-man roster, according to Renck. He’ll then be barred from the team’s facilities until after its second game.
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