NFL suspends Redskins’ Redd indefinitely

Washington Redskins running back Silas Redd (32) warms up before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

ASHBURN, Va. (WRIC) — The NFL suspended Washington Redskins’ reserve running back Silas Redd, Jr. indefinitely Tuesday, according to an email from the team. The email includes a statement by an NFL spokesperson that explains Redd’s suspension begins immediately and was brought on by a violation of the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Redd will not be paid during his suspension, according to the statement.

This is Redd’s second run-in with the NFL’s Substance Abuse Policy. He was previously suspended for four games for the first offense in November.

Redd just finished his second NFL season after going undrafted out of Southern Cal. In his rookie season, he beat out seventh round pick Lache Seastrunk for a spot on the Redskins’ roster. Redd rushed for 75 yards on 16 carries with one touchdown and gained 107 yards on eight receptions in 2014.

This past season he was competing for a spot when he injured his knee against the Cleveland Browns on August 16th. Redd did not play a down in 2015 as he recovered from that injury. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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