Tennessee Titans linebacker Gerald McRath has been suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing drugs.

“I have been aware of the situation. I’d say that it didn’t come as a surprise because Gerald has gone through the appeal process,” said Titans head coach Jeff Fisher following Monday’s minicamp. “There are situations where even though you think you are taking a product that is safe, often times there are contaminated batches. With that being said, we are still pulling together some information. The league’s decision is final and we will be without Gerald.”

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Under NFL guidelines, McRath will still be able to participate in training camp and preseason games. He will miss home games against Oakland, Pittsburgh and Denver as well as a road matchup with the Giants. He’ll be available to return October 10 for a road contest versus Dallas.

McRath is a second-year pro out of Southern Miss and played in all 16 games as a rookie in 2009 while compiling 47 tackles and an interception. The 23-year- old made five starts and has been practicing with the first-team defense this offseason.

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