Monday marks the end of Week 4, which means a number of players have completed their four-game suspensions and will return to their respective teams this week.
This year, there are 10 players who served four-game suspensions for violating league policies including:
- Saints RB Mark Ingram
- Patriots WR Julian Edelman
- Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict
- Ravens CB Jimmy Smith
- Cowboys DT David Irving
- Chargers DT Corey Liuget
- Colts RB Robert Turbin
- Raiders CB Daryl Worley
- Jets CB Rashard Robinson
- 49ers WR Victor Bolden
- Giants DL Josh Mauro
The way this process works is the NFL will officially lift their suspensions at 4pm EST and give teams roster exemptions for a few days before they will need to be added to active rosters.
Ingram, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Saints back in 2011. He played out his rookie contract before returning to the Saints on a four-year, $16 million contract that included $7.6 million guaranteed a few years ago.
Ingram stands to make a base salary of $4 million in the final year of the agreement. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent in 2019.
In 2017, Ingram appeared in all 16 games and rushed for 1,124 yards on 230 carries (4.9 YPC) to go along with 58 receptions for 416 yards receiving and 12 total touchdowns. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 22 running back out of 60 qualifying players.
Edelman, 32, is a former seventh-round pick of the Patriots back in 2009. He was in the final year of his four-year, $17 million contract when the Patriots signed him to a two-year extension worth $11 million and included $9 million guaranteed last year.
Edelman stands to make base salaries of $2 million over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2016, Edelman appeared in all 16 games for the Patriots and caught 98 passes for 1,106 yards receiving and three touchdowns. He also added 57 rushing yards, 44 kick return yards and 135 punt return yards for New England. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 21 receiver out of 115 qualifying players that season.
Burfict, 28, wound up signing on with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent out of Arizona State back in 2012. He was in the final year of his four-year, $20 million contract when the Bengals signed him to a three-year $38.68M extension last year.
Burfict stands to make base salaries of $3.81 million (2018), $5 million (2019), and $6.18 million (2020) over the remainder of the contract.
In 2017, Burfict appeared in 10 games and recorded 69 tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 12 linebacker out of 87 qualifying players.