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Chargers DB Michael Davis suspended 2 games for violating NFL’s substance abuse policy

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Michael Davis is a starting cornerback for the Los Angeles Chargers. However, he won’t be starting games for the next two weeks, as the NFL announced a two-game suspension for him for violating their substance abuse policy, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

“Michael is a good person who made a significant mistake this past offseason for which he must be held accountable,” general manager Tom Telesco said in a statement, per Rapoport. “He will grow from this experience and, once back, continue to represent Chargers and NFL in a positive manner.”

Davis, 24, has started all nine of his contests for the Chargers in 2019, playing 493 defensive snaps in the process. He has tallied 27 combined tackles, five pass deflections and an interception on the season.

According to Pro Football Reference, Davis has allowed a 70.4 passer rating in coverage in 2019. Quarterbacks have thrown 24 of 43 for 245 yards and a touchdown against him in 2019. In 2018, he allowed a 101.6 passer rating in coverage, while quarterbacks threw a 62.7% completion rate, 521 yards and three touchdowns his way.

The 4-7 Chargers are currently on a bye week after dropping a game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Mexico City. They will travel to play Denver Broncos on Dec. 1, then will host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Dec. 8. Davis will be eligible to play in Week 15 bout, on Dec. 15, against the high-powered Minnesota Vikings offense.

With Davis suspended, the Chargers have just three cornerbacks on their 53-man roster in Casey Hayward, Desmond King and Brandon Facyson. Expect a corresponding move to take place.