Colts WR LaVon Brazill suspended for 4 games
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Colts WR LaVon Brazill suspended for 4 games

Colts wide receiver LaVon Brazill @BrazillLaVon has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season due to a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy. Brazill, a second-year player out of Ohio University, caught 11 passes for 186 yards and one touchdown last year. He was expected to begin the 2013 season as the Colts' No. 4 wide receiver behind Reggie Wayne, T.Y. Hilton and Darrius Heyward-Bey.

Fantasy Analysis:

There is no word on what specific substance was abused. Brazill is a deep threat with some promise, but being without him for the first four games shouldn't be a major negative for Andrew Luck. Besides those three WRs listed above, he has a couple of pass-catching tight ends, Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen, and a running back who is useful as a receiver, Ahmad Bradshaw. Brazill will be eligible to take part in training camp and exhibition games. His suspension will end after the Colts play the Jaguars on Sept. 29.

Tom James via Twitter

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