The Indianapolis Colts will be without starting safety Laron Landry for the next four games. That's because he's being suspended for violating the NFL's PED policy, according to a statement released by the team.
LaRon Landry of the Indianapolis Colts has been suspended without pay for the next four games of the 2014 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
Landry will be eligible to return to the Colts’ active roster on Monday, October 27 following the team’s October 26 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Colts also made a roster move today, releasing wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers just moments after reports surfaced that Rogers had been arrested for driving under the influence. Head coach Chuck Pagano made the announcement.
"We have released Da'Rick Rogers for conduct detrimental," Pagano said. "We've released him. Would be inappropriate to speak further on that."
Rogers has played in five career games (three starts) with the Colts, totaling 14 receptions for 192 yards and two touchdowns. He also recorded one reception for 46 yards in two postseason contests. Rogers was originally signed to the Colts practice squad on September 2, 2013.
An immensely talented receiver in college, Rogers was originally a star at the University of Tennessee, and was projected to be one of the top receiver prospects in the 2013 NFL Draft. However, he was dismissed due to repeated violations of team rules, and ended up transferring to the FCS level to preserve his immediate eligibility.
As a Tenseness Volunteer, he lead the SEC with 1,040 receiving yards in 2011. After being dismissed and transferred, Rogers played in all 11 games for Tennessee Tech in 2012, leading the team with 61 catches for 893 yards and 10 touchdowns.
He later went undrafted in 2013 before signing with the Buffalo Bills, who eventually signed him to their practice squad before the Colts signed him to their active roster.
In other words, someone will eventually give this talented but troubled player another shot in the NFL.