Raiders lose DT Darius Latham to four-game NFL suspension

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Darius Latham was a healthy scratch the first four games of the season before playing on Sunday. He’ll now miss the next four games before being eligible to play again.

The Raiders defensive tackle was suspended four games Monday for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Given his limited role, he stands to feel this suspension more than the team will. Latham will lose four game checks, which amount to $127,059 before taxes and fees, while serving it.

Latham, 22, was credited Sunday with two tackle assists in 15 defensive snaps during a 30-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

He joined Oakland in 2016 as an undrafted rookie from Indiana and appeared in 14 games with two starts. He totaled 17 tackles with a pass deflection.

Latham is no longer part of the Raiders’ 53-man roster. He is eligible to be activated on Nov. 6, the day after they play the Miami Dolphins and preceding the club’s bye week. A corresponding move is expected this week.

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