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Colts Safety LaRon Landry Suspended Four Games by NFL for PED Use

Colts safety LaRon Landry has been suspended four games by the NFL for PED use.

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The NFL has announced that Colts safety LaRon Landry is suspended four games for the use of performance enhancing drugs.  He will miss the games against the Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texans, Cincinnati Bengals, and Pittsburgh Steelers.  Landry will be eligible to return from his suspension in time for the Colts' Monday night road matchup against the New York Giants on November 3rd.

Landry started the first four games this season for the Colts, notching 23 tackles and a sack.  Last year, he started 12 games, making 87 tackles and 2 pass deflections.  In the offseason following the 2012 season, he was signed to a 4-year, $24 million deal by the Colts.

This year, Landry has been arguably the worst player on the Colts defense (and he was pretty bad last year, too).  Normally, you'd think that it wouldn't be a huge drop off for the Colts, and that might be true.  But this offseason, the Colts let Antoine Bethea walk in free agency, didn't draft a safety, and had to sign Mike Adams to just fill the other safety spot (granted, Adams has been doing a good job).  Delano Howell is on injured reserve with a neck injury.  That leaves Sergio Brown and Colt Anderson as candidates to replace Landry, and then the team just promoted undrafted rookie Dewey McDonald from the practice squad to the active roster today.  Since that was the corresponding move to the release of Da'Rick Rogers, however, the Colts currently have an open roster spot.  They were working out safeties last week, and I wouldn't be surprised if they fill the spot with a player at the position.

Again, this news just breaking, but Colts starting safety LaRon Landry has been suspended four games for PED use.