The NFL announced on Monday that Washington cornerback Chris Culliver will be suspended for the team's Week 2 game against the St. Louis Rams due to a violation of the NFL's personal conduct policy. He will be eligible to return to action in time for a Week 3 Thursday night game against the New York Giants.
While the league didn't provide specifics about the violation of the personal conduct policy, the suspension likely stems from his 2014 arrest for hit-and-run, so Washington likely knew about the possibility of discipline from the NFL when the team signed him to a four-year, $32 million deal in the offseason.
Culliver, 27, was charged with possession of brass knuckles, a misdemeanor charge of hit-and-run causing injury, and a misdemeanor charge of hit-and-run causing property damage.
Washington was without second-year cornerback Bashaud Breeland in Week 1 while he was serving a one-game suspension for violation of the league's substance abuse policy, so it will essentially be a swap of Breeland for Culliver in Week 2.
DeAngelo Hall started opposite Culliver in the opener, and although he left the game early with a rib injury, he will likely be the starter again, this time opposite Breeland.