PITTSFORD, N.Y. (WIVB) – Bills linebacker Nigel Bradham will miss the season opener at Chicago this year, serving a one-game suspension for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
Bradham has been practicing with the starters at outside linebacker throughout training camp so far, with both head coach Doug Marrone and defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz praising his improvement this offseason.
The complete statement from an NFL spokesperson is included below.
“Nigel Bradham of the Buffalo Bills has been suspended without pay for the first game of the 2014 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Bradham will be eligible to return to the Bills’ active roster on Monday, September 8 following the team’s September 7 game against the Chicago Bears. Bradham is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games.”