Washington running back Silas Redd has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL for violating the league’s policy on substances of abuse, tweets Master Tesfatsion of the Washington Post. While Redd may be reinstated sometime down the line, the decision appears to rule him out for the 2016 season.
Redd, 24, joined Washington as an undrafted free agent out of USC in 2014, and totaled 182 yards from scrimmage on just 24 touches (16 carries, eight receptions) over the course of 15 games for the team.
As John Keim of ESPN.com observes (via Twitter), Redd wasn’t a lock to earn a regular-season roster spot in 2015, but ultimately tore his ACL in the summer, before roster decisions had to be made.
Since then, Redd has been suspended multiple times by the NFL. In November, a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy cost him four games — while he wouldn’t have been able to play in those games anyway, he lost the pay checks as well due to the ban. Now, faced with an indefinite suspension, Redd likely won’t be a part of Washington’s plans going forward.
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