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Raiders lose cornerback for first 2 games of upcoming season

Updated April 2, 2021 - 1:57 pm

For the third year in a row, Raiders cornerback Nevin Lawson will begin a season serving an NFL suspension after the league suspended him Friday for the first two games of 2021 for violating the policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Lawson was suspended the first four games of the 2019 season in violation of the NFL’s PED policy and last year he sat out the first game because of a helmet-to-helmet hit from the previous season.

The Raiders recently re-signed Lawson to a one-year contract. He has played the last two seasons with the club after arriving as a free agent from Detroit. Utilized mostly has a rotational cornerback, Lawson has 85 tackles and a sack in his time with the Raiders.

Lawson is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games and will be allowed to return to the Raiders’ active roster on the day following the team’s second regular-season game.

Contact Vincent Bonsignore at vbonsignore@reviewjournal.com. Follow @VinnyBonsignore on Twitter.

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