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NFL suspends 49ers practice-squad tight end Harrell for PEDs

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The NFL on Thursday suspended 49ers rookie tight end Chase Harrell six games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Harrell signed with the 49ers as an undrafted rookie from Arkansas. He had a good showing during training camp to earn a spot on the team’s 16-player practice squad.

Players on the practice squad earn $8,400 a week. Harrell was suspended without pay.

Harrell is eligible for reinstatement on Friday, Nov. 6, following the 49ers’ Week 9 game against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Nov. 5.

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Harrell played two college seasons at Kansas as a wide receiver, catching 30 passes for 302 yards and five touchdowns. He played his final two seasons at Arkansas, appearing in just four games. He moved to tight end as a senior.

The 49ers this week signed tight end Daniel Helm off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad with veteran tight end Jordan Reed expected to miss six to eight weeks with a knee sprain.

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