Report: Larry Grant suspended four games


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.

12 responses to “Report: Larry Grant suspended four games

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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

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

    I take that as a compliment. Thank you kindly.

  6. 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

  7. 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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