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Jordan Black Eligible To Participate In Offseason Workouts
The NFL announced the free agent offensive tackle is eligible to participate in offseason workouts after being suspended for a violation of the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances in December.
By ZAC BOYER
The NFL announced late Tuesday that former Washington Redskins offensive tackle Jordan Black, who was suspended for four games for a violation of the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances in mid-December, will be allowed to participate in offseason workouts with whichever team he signs a contract to play for during free agency.
Black, an offensive tackle, played in 14 games last season before his long-standing appeal of an impending suspension was denied. He missed the Redskins’ final two regular season games against Philadelphia and Dallas and the NFC wild card playoff game against Seattle, leaving one game remaining on his suspension.
He and his teammates vehemently argued the allegations when Black was suspended, contending that a prescribed medication previously approved by the league was responsible for the positive drug test.
Black, 33, was mulling retirement before the Redskins signed him to a one-year contract in July. Players who are free agents will be eligible to sign new contracts when the league year opens on March 14.