Bills' Henderson faces 4-game suspension


However, the reality is, the Bills may end up being without the offensive tackle for the first four games of the season.

A report from Adam Schefter of ESPN on Wednesday indicates that Bills tackle Seantrel Henderson is appealing a four-game suspension for a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the suspension is being appealed and the National Football League has not announced its ruling.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports marijuana can be used to help deal with the pain of Crohn's.

Henderson's suspension is the team's third substance-abuse suspension since the summer.

Coach Rex Ryan would only refer to it as "a league disciplinary issue" in saying he couldn't comment further and directed questions to the NFL.

On Tuesday, Henderson said he's "feeling normal" and "everything checked out fine".

"I was weak", Henderson told The Post. One day later, the bad news has reared its ugly head once more.

Henderson was plagued by failed drug tests while at the University of Miami, causing some teams to remove him from their draft boards in 2014, and reportedly tested positive for marijuana at the NFL Scouting Combine. His stock in the draft plummeted after Henderson openly acknowledged he had a history of marijuana use.

Ryan did say he did not expect Henderson to be the starter at right tackle or the top tackle backup Sunday in Baltimore, so his suspension may not be all that damaging.

The news of Henderson's possible suspension caught his teammates by surprise.

For the Bills, the suspension cements what has been a very rough offseason for them in terms of suspensions.

Buffalo has already lost defensive tackle Marcell Dareus to a four-game suspension and released Karlos Williams after he was handed an equal punishment.