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Chiefs’ Zach Sterup suspended for violating NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances

Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones (left) tried to push past offensive tackle Zach Sterup during a training-camp practice earlier this month.
Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones (left) tried to push past offensive tackle Zach Sterup during a training-camp practice earlier this month. skeyser@kcstar.com

Chiefs offensive tackle Zach Sterup has been suspended four games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

The announcement was made Wednesday by the NFL.

Sterup, who signed with the Chiefs in May as an undrafted free agent from Nebraska, is eligible to return to the Chiefs’ active roster on Oct. 3, following the team’s week-four game against Pittsburgh.

Sterup, who remains eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games, has consistently worked with the second team at left tackle and right tackle.

It was a nice rise for the 6-foot-9, 318-pounder, who was signed to the active roster after his performance in the Chiefs’ rookie tryout camp in May. He has generally fared well since then, as he maintained his second-team position after the Chiefs’ 17-16 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the preseason opener Saturday.

Sterup, 24, has gotten work at both left and right tackle for the Chiefs and is keeping for the swing-tackle job behind starters Eric Fisher and Mitch Schwartz.

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