For the third time in the last week, the Chicago Bears are dealing with a player suspension as defensive end Ego Ferguson has been suspended for four games by the NFL.
The suspension comes as a result of Ferguson violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
According to the league, Ferguson will begin serving the suspension immediately, although he’s on the injured reserve list and is out for the remainder of the 2015 season.
Ferguson is the third Bears player to be suspended by the NFL in recent days. Offensive tackle Tayo Fabuluje was suspended for four games earlier this week after ingesting a banned substance via a dietary supplement, and practice squad wide receiver Jalen Saunders was also suspended for four games for violating league policy.
Ferguson, who was drafted by the Bears in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, made the switch to defensive end in 2015 after the team switched to a 3-4 defensive front. He registered one tackle and two assisted tackles in four games for the Bears before suffering a season-ending knee injury in Week 4 of the season against the Kansas City Chiefs.