The Panthers were hoping to get defensive end Frank Alexander back this week, after he served his four-game suspension for violating the league’s drug policy.
Instead, they’ll see him in December, if at all.
The league announced that Alexander was suspended 10 games for violating the substance abuse policy again. He’ll be eligible to return on Dec. 15, following their game against the Buccaneers.
The suspension is a double-blow for the Panthers considering they were thinned out by Greg Hardy being on the commissioner’s exempt list, and their defense has struggled mightily.
But Alexander is apparently having a different kind of struggle.