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NFL suspends a pair of veteran free agents

Tommy Zbikowski vs  Richard Bryant

LAS VEGAS - MARCH 12: Tommy Zbikowski celebrates a first round knockout of Richard Bryant after the Cruiserweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 12, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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A couple of veteran players currently are out of work, and they’re going to be out of work a little longer.

According to USA Today, the league has suspended free-agent safety Tom Zbikowski and free-agent cornerback Brandon McDonald.

Zbikowski (pictured) has been suspended four games for violating the league’s policy against performance-enhancing substances. McDonald was suspended two games under the personal-conduct policy.

It’s unclear what McDonald did to violate the personal-conduct policy. Three years ago, a Cleveland woman claimed McDonald assaulted her. We can find via searching PFT or the web no other incidents or allegations involving McDonald.

The suspensions for both players will run while they are unemployed.

Zbikowski has played for the Ravens, Colts, and Bears; he also has spent time boxing. McDonald has played for the Browns, Cardinals, Lions, and Buccaneers.