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That’s not a solid start to an NFL career. Per the NFL’s transaction wire, the 49ers are down another tight end. Chase Harrell, who is on the team’s practice squad, has been suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
According to The Athletic’s Matt Barrows, Harrell was suspended for the use of performance-enhancing drugs and will be suspended for six games.
Harrell was suspended for six games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. he's eligible for reinstatement on Friday, Nov. 6. https://t.co/jnX5Fzzwbm
— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) October 1, 2020
With tight end Jordan Reed heading to injured reserve this week, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan, Harrell would have had a chance to be promoted to the active roster if not for the suspension. Instead, his young career gets off to a wretched start and the 49ers brought back tight end Daniel Helm, signing him off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad.
The 49ers have operated with four tight ends on the active roster throughout the first four weeks of the season and that will remain the case on Sunday.