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Roderic Teamer has been suspended for the first 4 games of the 2020 season

Teamer will miss games against CIN, KC, CAR, and TB.

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On Monday afternoon, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Chargers safety Roderic Teamer has been suspended by the team for the first four games of the 2020 regular season for violating the NFL policy on substances of abuse.

Teamer started in six games last season, playing in seven total. The former undrafted free agent was thrust into the spotlight following injuries to both Derwin James and Adrian Phillips ahead of him on the depth chart.

He finished the season with 40 total tackles, one tackle-for-loss, a sack, two pass breakups, and his first career interception. Heading into the 2020 season, Teamer was set to battle for the backup strong safety job behind James with rookie Alohi Gilman. With this suspension now on his resume, there’s a much greater chance he finds himself on the outside looking in with this team.