The NFL announced that Alvin Bailey has been suspended for two games. The offensive lineman violated the league’s substance abuse policy when he was arrested for a DUI in late September.
As a part of his plea deal, Bailey paid a small fine and had his license suspended for six months. His suspension begins immediately and takes him out of the Week 15 and 16 games against the Bills and Chargers. He’ll be eligible for the team’s season finale against the Steelers on Jan. 1.
The 25-year-old joined the Browns on a free agent deal after spending previous years as a depth player with the Seahawks. This year, he took on a larger role while Cameron Erving was sidelined. For his 13 games (five starts), Pro Football Focus has Bailey ranked as just the No. 60 offensive guard in the NFL out of 78 qualified players.. According to the advanced metrics, Bailey’s pass blocking has been fairly strong while his run blocking has been downright atrocious.
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