NFL Suspends Chargers S Roderic Teamer

The Chargers have assembled one of the NFL’s best secondaries, but one of its youngest members will not suit up until at least the team’s fifth game.

Second-year safety Roderic Teamer drew a four-game suspension Monday, Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets. A UDFA out of Tulane, Teamer received the suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.

Teamer made six starts last season and played on 39% of the Bolts’ defensive snaps, seeing action on 377 defensive plays as one of last year’s most active UDFAs. Teamer intercepted a pass, recorded a sack and registered 40 tackles as a rookie. Pro Football Focus, however, ranked him 78th out of 85 full-time safeties.

For a Los Angeles secondary that now houses four All-Pros, Teamer projects as a depth piece — now that Derwin James and Nasir Adderley are healthy. The Bolts also return fourth-year safety Rayshawn Jenkins and used a sixth-round pick on safety Alohi Gilman.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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10 comments on “NFL Suspends Chargers S Roderic Teamer

  1. All American Johnsonville Dogs

    substance abuse? should just be legalized by the NFL already.

    if you come to work- practice or games- high you can be fined and suspended

    but at this point it’s better for them than getting hooked on pain killers.

  2. wagner13

    If we disregarded the quarterback position, how would we rank the Chargers’ roster versus the rest of the league?

    • All American Johnsonville Dogs

      on paper? Superbowl contender

      they have weapons on offense, have oline, have pass rushers, have good lbs, have an amazing secondary.

      reality? they have so many health concerns between bosa, perryman, allen, pouncey, james, williams, henry…..if they all stay healthy they’d be a Superbowl contender….if they don’t they’re looking at a top 10 pick again.

      • wagner13

        I tend to agree. Just goes to show how imparative having an elite signal caller and healthy team can be. I feel like the Chargers are the embodiment of Murphy’s Law

  3. thebirdisstilltheword

    Be a reprehensible human?
    Cool.
    Diss the flag?
    Sure.
    Say the N-word and sing about abusing women?
    That’s Jay-Z! The NFL’s social justice partner.
    Smoke pot?
    4 game suspension.
    Welcome to 2020 and Roger Goodell’s NFL.

    • I give no fox

      Be a reprehensible human being?
      Cool.
      Hijack a movement and make it about a flag?
      Sure.
      Not know the difference between the N-word with and without the hard ‘r’.
      Welcome to 2020 and the comments section of a sports site

  4. nutznboltz

    I get that most people don’t think smoking pot is that big of a deal any more, but rules are rules. How hard is to follow the rules your employer has set;especially, when there are thousands and millions of dollars to lose?

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