Packers' OL Sean Rhyan suspended six games for NFL violation

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Rookie offensive lineman Sean Rhyan, a third-round draft pick of the Green Bay Packers, was suspended six games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, the league announced on Friday.

Rhyan had not played a single snap on offense this season and the only time he appeared in a game was on one special teams play on Nov. 6 against the Detroit Lions.

He is suspended without pay and is eligible to return to the Packers' active roster following the regular-season finale against Detroit. Unless Green Bay (4-7) makes the playoffs, his season is over.

The 92nd overall pick out of UCLA is the latest in a series of Packers' third-round picks that have encountered issues on or off the field.

Earlier this season, they cut 2021 third-round pick Amari Rodgers after his fourth fumbled punt return of the season. Their 2019 third-round pick, tight end Jace Sternberger, was released last September and is not on an NFL roster. The only one of general manager Brian Gutekunst's third-round picks since 2018 on the active roster is tight end Josiah Deguara (2020).