FA OL Rod Taylor Suspended 10 Games

Rod Taylor‘s hope of returning to the NFL took another hit yesterday. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports (via Twitter) that the free agent offensive lineman was slapped with a 10-game ban.

The 24-year-old had just wrapped up a four-game suspension that was handed out back in September. The 10-game ban would seemingly indicate that this is the player’s second violation related to banned substances or PEDs.

Taylor was a 2018 seventh-round draft choice by the Bengals. He ended up missing his entire rookie campaign after tearing his ACL on the first day of training camp. The team was confident he’d make the roster prior to the injury, but they didn’t like what he looked like when he returned. Taylor was ultimately waived by the organization in June.

As a senior at Ole Miss in 2017, Taylor started all 12 games at right tackle. Cincinnati had converted him to a guard before he went down. Considering his versatility and youth, it’s certain that an NFL team will eventually give the lineman another look. However, the 10-game suspension means Taylor probably won’t be auditioning for teams prior to the offseason.

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