ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WKBW) — It looks like the Buffalo Bills will be down a linebacker for the first few weeks of the 2022 season.
According to Ian Rapoport, linebacker Andre Smith has been suspended for the first six games. The NFL Network insider cites performance enhancing drugs as the reason.
#Bills LB Andre Smith is suspended the first 6 games of the season, per the transaction wire. It’s for a PED suspension.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 1, 2022
Hours after the initial report, Smith took to Twitter and claimed he has and will never take PED.
The recent turn of events have been very unfortunate. I have been appealing since November to prove my innocence. I do not agree with the decision that was made and I have never and will never take PED.— AndreSmith.eth (@AndreSmith_9) June 1, 2022
Last season with the Bills, Smith appeared in 15 games - mostly on special teams - and had 10 combined tackles. He signed a new two-year deal last March.