Browns offensive lineman Ryan Tucker suspended for steroid abuse

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Browns offensive tackle Ryan Tucker has been suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's steroid policy.

Cleveland coach Romeo Crennel says Tucker will be allowed to stay with the Browns during training camp and the preseason. But he won't be permitted to participate in team activities once the suspension without pay starts September First.

He's eligible to return to the Browns' roster on October First.

The 32-year-old Tucker missed part of last season with what the team called a "mental disorder."

He has made 62 starts since joining the Browns as a free agent in 2002.