Rams WR Stedman Bailey suspended four games for violating NFL policy

Stedman Bailey was selected in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

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The Rams didn’t use a single one of their 11 selections in the NFL Draft on a wide receiver this past weekend. They might be reconsidering that decision after Monday’s developments.

Second-year wide receiver Stedman Bailey has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2014 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances, the team announced. FOX Sports 1’s NFL insider Mike Garafolo first reported the news.

Bailey, who will be eligible to return after the team’s matchup against the Eagles on Oct. 5, is able to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games. He immediately took to Twitter after the announcement of the suspension.

While Bailey played sparingly in 2013, he was set to earn a larger role alongside wide receivers Chris Givens, Austin Pettis, Tavon Austin, Brian Quick and Kenny Britt.

The 5-foot-10, 193-pound receiver had 17 receptions for 226 yards in 2013.