A New England Patriots practice squad player has been suspended, per the NFL's transaction wire.
Linebacker Michael Pinckney was suspended for six games, ESPN's Mike Reiss first reported Friday. The 22-year-old used a banned supplement while rehabbing an offseason hip surgery, according to NESN's Doug Kyed.
Pinckney is an undrafted rookie out of Miami who was added to the Patriots practice squad in October. Last year as a senior with the Hurricanes, he totaled 64 tackles (12.5 for a loss).
The Patriots are scheduled to take on the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.