The NFL has suspended Tampa Bay Buccaneers fullback Jorvorskie Lane two games for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances. Lane will be eligible to return in week 9, when the Bucs take on the Atlanta Falcons.
Lane had a 54-yard run in the season opener, but has been a minor part of the team's offense, playing just 18% of the team's total snaps. That's less than Luke Stocker, who has been a blocking tight end only. Lane's loss therefore shouldn't have a huge impact on the team's offense going forward.
The PED violation does explain how Lane was able to reshape his body this offseason to get back in the NFL after spending the 2013 season out of football.
Lane is only the first Buc to be suspended under Lovie Smith's tenure, a pretty big departure from the team's previous regimes. The Bucs have signed cornerback Isaiah Frey to full Lane's roster spot, as reported yesterday by Greg Auman.