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Redskins CB Cedric Griffin suspended 4 games

Redskins defensive back suspended four games after failing performance-enhancing drug test.

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Washington Redskins backup cornerback Cedric Griffin has been suspended four games for violating the league's policy of performance enhancing drugs, the NFL announced Tuesday via press release. Griffin reportedly tested positive for adderall.

Griffin, a seven-year veteran, is listed on the Redskins' depth chart as the nickelback and backup to starter DeAngelo Hall and Josh Wilson.

In a backup role Monday Griffin had five tackles in an impressive 17-16 victory over the New York Giants.

This season, the 30-year-old corner has 33 tackles and a forced fumble. In the offseason, Griffin signed a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Redskins after playing six season for the Minnesota Vikings.

Depending the results of an appeal, the length of the suspension could end Griffin's season as the Redskins have just four games remaining. If Washington makes the playoffs he would be eligible to play.

Griffin is the 22nd player in the calendar year to be suspended because of failed tests for performance-enhancing drugs (via Judy Battista of the New York Times).