McBean Suspension Dropped to Three Games

McBean Could Be Active Week Four in 2012

Before the Ravens signed defensive tackle Ryan McBean to a reported one-year contract Monday, the former Bronco had already settled his lawsuit complaint against the NFL, according to The Denver Post.

Two sources confirmed to The Post that the NFL reduced McBean’s suspension from six to three games in exchange for dropping his lawsuit.

McBean had sued the NFL after it handed down a six-game suspension for violating the performance-enhancement policy. He accused it of not following proper testing procedures and mishandling his urine sample.

McBean is eligible to take part in all offseason activities and preseason practices, according to The Carroll County Times. Should he make the team, he will be eligible to play in regular-season games starting in Week 4 against the Cleveland Browns.

After starting 21 games for the Broncos the last three seasons, Denver rescinded McBean’s unsigned restricted free agent tender that would have paid him $1.3 million in 2012.  The team added other players through free agency and the draft at the position.

Despite his three-game suspension, McBean brings a lot of upside to the Ravens’ defensive line.

“The reason the Ravens are giving McBean a second chance is because he’s only 28, has experience as a starter and recorded a career-high four sacks last season,” wrote ESPN’s Jamison Hensley.

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