GREEN BAY — Green
Bay defensive tackle Mike Pennel has been suspended for the last four
games of the regular season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse
policy after serving a four-game ban to start the year.
Pennel will be
eligible to return if the Packers (6-6) make the playoffs. The team
said it wouldn't comment further on Tuesday's announcement.
Pennel was an undrafted free agent out of Colorado State-Pueblo in
2014. He started five of the 16 games he played last season. Pennel
has played in all eight games he was eligible for this season,
collecting five tackles and no sacks.
Pennel got his first
chance to start last season when defensive tackle Letroy Guion was
suspended the first three games following an offseason arrest.