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Panthers G Chris Scott suspended 4 games for violating PED policy

Carolina Panthers guard Chris Scott, left, smiles as he walks to practice with teammates in June.
Carolina Panthers guard Chris Scott, left, smiles as he walks to practice with teammates in June. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Panthers offensive lineman Chris Scott is suspended for the first four games of the 2016 after violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing drugs.

Scott, a fifth-year veteran, was placed on the suspended list Saturday afternoon as the Panthers narrowed their roster to 53 men. He will not count against the 53-man roster until he returns from suspension in Week 5.

A Tennessee alumnus, Scott spent his first two years in Pittsburgh before going to Buffalo for a year. Scott played in 31 games in three season with the Panthers, including eight starts.

Scott’s suspension likely paved the way for interior lineman Tyler Larsen to make the roster. Larsen, a first-year player out of Utah State, was one of the surprises on the final roster.

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