According to reports, Lions' defensive tackle and two-time Pro Bowler Shaun Rogers will be suspended four games by the National Football League after testing positive for a banned substance.
The failed test, which is rumored to be triggered by a weight-loss product on the league's banned list (not an illegal substance), will put Rogers out the four weeks following the team's week seven bye.
During training camp and the preseason, Rogers -- who has struggled with weight issues since joining the team in 2001 -- kept his 6'4, 345-pound frame relatively consistent. Because the league conducts the tests during camp, it has been speculated that Rogers tested positive at that time.
He will not be paid during the suspension.
The Lions will likely rotate veteran defensive linemen Marcus Bell and Tyoka Jackson in Rogers' place beside a still hobbled Shaun Cody. The team will also scout the waiver wire for a potential replacement on the line.