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Hanson Suspended By NFL

The NFL has issued a release from a league spokesman saying that cornerback Joselio Hanson will be lost from the team for the next four games. The statement:

"Joselio Hanson of the Philadelphia Eagles has been suspended without pay for the team's next four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. Hanson's suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to return to the Eagles' active roster on Monday, December 7 following the team's December 6 game against the Atlanta Falcons."

It had been reported earlier in the day that Hanson would be suspended and that Hanson tested positive for taking a diuretic prior to the NFC Championship Game against Arizona last January. Neither the league nor the Eagles is commenting on the specifics of the case.

Hanson, the team's nickel cornerback, signed a contract extension with the Eagles in the off-season and is a valuable piece in the secondary. Without Hanson, the Eagles will likely use Dimitri Patterson as the nickel cornerback in San Diego. Jack Ikegwuonu, a fourth-round draft pick in 2008, indicated in the locker room that he was going to be moved to the active roster, but that move has not yet been officially announced."

-- Posetd by Dave Spadaro, 3:37 p.m., November 11

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