Bills offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson will begin serving his four-game league imposed suspension this week for violation of the league's substance abuse policy.
There were reports this week that Henderson would appeal the suspension as those reports indicated his positive test was related to his medical condition that has made for a difficult road back to the field for the third-year offensive lineman. Obviously Henderson and the team decided the best approach would be to serve the suspension.
Henderson missed more than half of training camp and appeared in just one preseason game. Earlier this week even he admitted that he's not back to full strength.
"I don't feel like I'm a full 100-percent, still getting back, I've only had two practices and a preseason game," Henderson said. "But I feel like I'm moving forward and getting better every day."
During the four-game suspension, Henderson will presumably continue to work back to full strength so he's ready to contribute once he's eligible to return in Week 5 (Oct. 3rd).
Head coach Rex Ryan confirmed this week that Cyrus Kouandjio will serve as the team's swing tackle behind starters Cordy Glenn and Jordan Mills.