PITTSFORD, N.Y.—Browns offensive lineman Ryan Seymour has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2015 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
“Although I did not knowingly take a substance that was on the NFL’s banned list, I do know that as an NFL player I must take full responsibility for everything that is in my body,” Seymour said in a statement released by the Browns. “I will be much more careful in the future so something like this never happens again.
“I am very disappointed that I won’t have the opportunity to help the Browns win games during the first four weeks of the season,” he continued. “I look forward to putting this behind me, and right now, I’m focused on continuing to work hard, being a good teammate and helping my team improve for the remainder of the preseason.
Seymour will be eligible to return to the Browns’ active roster on Monday, October 5 following the team’s October 4 game against the San Diego Chargers.
Seymour is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games.
Seymour played in 11 games for the Browns in 2014, including three starts after replacing Nick McDonald. McDonald replaced Alex Mack when he suffered a broken leg, but then was injured and Seymour stepped in.