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Report: Larry Grant suspended four games

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Linebacker Larry Grant has had a few visits with teams since becoming a free agent last month, but the former 49ers backup and special teamer hasn’t been able to land a new job.

If a report from Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee is correct, it might be a while longer before Grant lands with another team. Barrows reports that Grant has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.

While Grant will be able to practice and play in the preseason, the prospect of not having him available for the start of the regular season could give teams pause since they will have other options to round out their roster with players who can do what Grant does. The suspension would also throw a bucket of cold water on any hopes Grant might have about landing somewhere where he’d have at least a shot at a starting job.

Grant has played in every game for the 49ers over the last two seasons, starting three times in 2011 but playing only a handful of snaps on defense for the 2012 NFC Champions. He was originally a seventh-round pick for San Francisco in 2008, but started his career with the Rams after being signed off the 49ers practice squad during his rookie year.

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12 Responses to “Report: Larry Grant suspended four games”
  1. favresweiner says: Apr 19, 2013 5:40 PM

    Its funny how getting busted for PED’s in the NFL isn’t a big deal. If this was baseball, people would be calling for his head.

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 19, 2013 5:44 PM

    Have to keep one cheat ahead of the Seahawks.

  3. vik3z says: Apr 19, 2013 5:45 PM

    now it makes sense why the vikings didnt look into this guy at middle linebacker. he played pretty good when Willis was injured for a few games, now we know why.

  4. explosionsauce says: Apr 19, 2013 5:53 PM

    Cue Seahawks fans trying to implicate Bowman and Willis with Grant.

  5. 49erdynasty says: Apr 19, 2013 6:51 PM

    I thought Larry played well when Willis was hurt late in the 2011 season. He was a RFA last year with a 7th round tender I believe. I was surprised he wasn’t picked up by someone last year and again this year. Maybe teams know something about him that I don’t. Definitely don’t like the idea that he’s used PED.

    Also, I highly doubt he’s back on the 49ers even before this happened.

  6. themackstrong says: Apr 19, 2013 6:55 PM

    I had a feeling about those linebackers in San Fran. Test them all for juicing.

  7. abninf says: Apr 19, 2013 9:56 PM

    Four whole games. The NFL is not serious about PED’s and cheating.

  8. myosin10 says: Apr 19, 2013 10:07 PM

    Do any of us really believe that all these NFL players aren’t using PEDs? Especially guys that are trying to get into the strafing lineup. Why do u think there is no HGH testing? Because everyone would be suspended. I don’t care tho makes the game more exciting!

  9. thefox61 says: Apr 19, 2013 10:18 PM

    explosionsauce says:
    Apr 19, 2013 5:53 PM
    Cue Seahawks fans trying to implicate Bowman and Willis with Grant.

    • • • • • • • • • • • •
    Uh no… that would make us like 49er fans

  10. jiveturkeygobbler says: Apr 19, 2013 10:23 PM

    I had a feeling about those linebackers in San Fran. Test them all for juicing.———————–

    I take that as a compliment. Thank you kindly.

  11. Iknoweverything says: Apr 19, 2013 10:47 PM

    Not the only Niner that will be suspended for PED’s. You can bank on that.

    Seattle plays fair. Their players are clean.

    Harbaugh cheats,his players cheat, and their fans……………….well, lets just let the Parole officers worry about them

  12. pop562 says: Apr 20, 2013 6:50 PM

    Browner and Sherman knows what Larry Grant is going through. Too bad Grant is an ex 49er while browner and Sherman is still playing for cheat Carroll.

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