The Baltimore Ravens officially announced his suspension:
Offensive lineman James Hurst has been suspended for the first four games of the 2020 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) February 14, 2020
Hurst, 28, originally signed on with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina back in 2014. He signed a one-year deal through 2016 and received a four-year, $17.5 million extension that included $8 million guaranteed back in 2017.
He’s entering the third year of his contract and set to earn a base salary of $4 million over the next two years.
In 2019, Hurst appeared in all 16 games and started two for the Ravens as a backup.