2 players, including Super Bowl champion, suspended 3 games for violating drug policy

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles!

The NFL issued suspensions to two players on Wednesday for allegedly violating the league’s drug abuse policy.

Los Angeles Rams tight end Brycen Hopkins and Pittsburgh Steelers safety Damontae Kazee both will be out for their teams’ next three games.

Hopkins, son of former Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans offensive lineman Brad Hopkins, caught four passes for 47 yards for the Rams in the 2022 Super Bowl after Tyler Higbee missed the game with an injury and a replacement. Kendall Blanton suffered a shoulder injury in the first half. .

CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE AT FOXNEWS.COM

Brycen Hopkins of the Los Angeles Rams takes the field against the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2022 NFL Super Bowl at SoFi Stadium on February 2.  13, 2022, in Inglewood, CA.

Brycen Hopkins of the Los Angeles Rams takes the field against the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2022 NFL Super Bowl at SoFi Stadium on February 2. 13, 2022, in Inglewood, CA.
(Michael Owens/Getty Images)

This year, Hopkins has only been on the court eight times in the Rams’ first two games.

Higbee is the only tight end on the Rams’ active roster after Hopkins’ suspension, so the team will have to bring in someone from the practice squad or scour the free agent market.

Hopkins was a fourth-round Purdue selection in 2020 after being named to the All-Big Ten first team his senior year. I can come back Oct. 16 against the Carolina Panthers.

Los Angeles Rams tight end Brycen Hopkins runs for the catch during an NFL preseason football game against the Los Angeles Chargers on August 28, 2019. February 13, 2022 at Stadium SoFi from Inglewood, California.

Los Angeles Rams tight end Brycen Hopkins runs for the catch during an NFL preseason football game against the Los Angeles Chargers on August 28, 2019. February 13, 2022 at Stadium SoFi from Inglewood, California.
(Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Kazee is on injured reserve so he had to miss the next two Steelers games Either way, he won’t be active until their Week 6 game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He will not receive a salary for the three games he missed.

NFL MAINTAINS ONE-MATCH SUSPENDED MIKE EVANS, BUCS WIDEOUT FOR MISS PACKERS MATCHUP

The safety was a fifth-round pick of the Atlanta Falcons in 2017, where he spent his first four seasons. I played last year with Dallas Cowboys and signed a one-year contract with Pittsburgh in May. Since 2018, he has started 48 of 52 games played.

Damontae Kazee (24) of the Pittsburgh Steelers defends during the first half of a preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on August 28, 2019. February 20, 2022 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Damontae Kazee (24) of the Pittsburgh Steelers defends during the first half of a preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on August 28, 2019. February 20, 2022 in Jacksonville, Florida.
(Courtney Culbreath/Getty Images)

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

He was arrested for a CFA in October 2021.