The NFL announced Tuesday that Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Marcus Stroud has been suspended without pay for four games for violating the NFL Policy on Anabolic Steroids and Related Substances.
Stroud's suspension begins immediately, according to a statement released by the league. He is eligible to return to the Jaguars' active roster on Monday, Dec. 3, following the team's game the previous day against the Indianapolis Colts.
Stroud, a three-time Pro Bowl tackle who has 29 tackles and three sacks, has started all eight games for Jacksonville this season.
The Jaguars made several roster moves on Tuesday. Veteran guard Chris Naeole was placed on injured reserve, while offensive lineman Tutan Reyes and linebackers Jorge Cordova and Roy Manning were re-signed. Linebacker Justin Durant was placed on the Reserve/Suspended List.
Naeole, 32, suffered a torn quadriceps tendon during the first quarter of Sunday's loss to New Orleans. The 11th year veteran had started all eight games this season at right guard and had started 87 games for the Jaguars since signing as an unrestricted free agent in 2002.