The NFL suspended Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Bobby Brown III for the first six games of the 2022 season for violating the policy on the use of performance-enhancing substances.
The punishment will not limit Brown from participating in his team’s return to practice this week, nor for the Rams’ preseason opener on Aug. 13 against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Bobby Brown will be able to return to the active roster of his team until October 17; if required by head coach Sean McVay, his reappearance could take place in the game against the San Francisco 49ers on October 30.
He was inactive during Super Bowl LVI, in which Los Angeles beat the Cincinnati Bengals, but confidence in the rookie was evident during this year’s free agency when the Rams did not draft a defensive lineman.
The team’s defensive coordinator, Raheem Morris, has Brown as a backup-to-nose tackle Greg Gaines, whose primary duties are to prevent offensive runs through the middle of the defense as well as to pressure the quarterback.