49ers linebacker Clark Haggans has been handed a three-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, the 49ers announced Tuesday.
According to a media release sent out by the team, Haggans' suspension will start immediately and will keep him out until the day after the 49ers' Oct. 7 game against the Buffalo Bills.
The 49ers' release also included a quote from GM Trent Baalke:
Earlier today the team was made aware of the NFLs decision to suspend Clark Haggans for three games. We were certainly aware that this decision was a possibility as we evaluated Clark prior to adding him to our roster. Therefore, we are prepared to move forward accordingly.
Haggans played from 2000-2007 with Pittsburgh and 2008-2011 with Arizona before signing a one-year contract with San Francisco. He was released by the Cardinals on Aug. 31.
The Dallas Cowboys made a show of unity before their game against the Arizona Cardinals, but it wasn't during the national anthem.
The Dallas players all kneeled with owner Jerry Jones and his family before a giant American flag was unfurled, drawing some boos from the Cardinals fans. They rose arm-in-arm just before the singing of the anthem.
Jones has been a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump and it was unclear if his team would protest during the anthem, as teams across the NFL did Sunday. The Cowboys kneeled near the 50-yard line.
The Cardinals gathered on the goal line as a team, some of them locking arms, during the anthem. Cardinals owner Michael Bidwell and his family and general manager Steve Keim joined them.
The 49ers signed LB Mark Nzeocha from the Dallas Cowboys practice squad to a one-year deal, the team announced.
In order to make room on the roster, the team has placed DL Tank Carradine on the Injured Reserve List.
Nzeocha (6-3, 240) was originally drafted by the Cowboys in the seventh round (236th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. Over the past two seasons (2015-16), he appeared in eight games and registered four tackles. He was waived by the Cowboys on September 3, 2017 and signed to the team’s practice squad on September 5.
A 27-year-old native of Ansbach, Bavaria in Germany, Nzeocha attended the University of Wyoming. He appeared in 39 games (26 starts) and finished his career with 207 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, seven passes defensed, three forced fumbles, two sacks, one fumble recovery and one interception.
Nzeocha will wear number 46.
Carradine (6-4, 270) appeared in each of the team’s first three games this season (two starts), where he registered seven tackles and one sack.
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