Colts OT Antonio Garcia Suspended Four Games

     

According to Ian Rapoport, the NFL has suspended Colts OT Antonio Garcia for the first four games of the 2019 season for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing substance policy. 

Garcia, 25, was drafted by the Patriots with the No. 85 overall pick in the third round of the 2017 draft after they elected to trade up from No. 96 with the Lions. In total, the Patriots gave up a third- and fourth-round pick for the right to take Garcia.

Unfortunately, Garcia missed his entire rookie season due to blood clots in his lungs and the Patriots elected to waive him with a non-football injury shortly after the 2018 draft.

The Jets claimed Garcia, but he was among their final roster cuts coming out of the preseason. The Colts signed him to their practice squad in October, then brought him back on a futures deal for 2019. 

During his four-year college career at Troy, Garcia earned first-team All-Sun Belt honors last season and received an All-Sun Belt honorable mention in 2015.

Garcia has yet to appear in an NFL game. 

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