October 7, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins offensive linemen line up against the Atlanta Falcons at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Black Reinstated, D.J. Johnson Cut as Redskins Offseason Starts Rolling

Washington Redskins offensive lineman Jordan has been reinstated by the NFL, after he was suspended by the league on Dec. 17 for the use of banned substances.

The veteran big-man claims that the league knew what he was using for his medical condition, and a lot of contovesery came from the incident. This week, however, his suspension was lifted for the off-season, despite the fact that he still has one game left to serve. The NFL announced that Black can participate in all off-season activities and training camp, but must sit out the first game of 2013, if the team decides to retain him.

The journey-man played in 14 games during the 2012 campaign, and although he had some forgettable moments on the line, he served as a solid back-up that Washington missed in the long run.

Also this week, the team parted ways with corner-back DJ Johnson, who played sparingly last season. Johnson was known most for getting beat often and giving up a lot of plays, making only eight tackles in seven games. He was put on injured reserve at the end of the season with an ankle injury, and was unable to play Seattle in the post-season.

Keep up with Riggo’s Rag during the off-season for roster-moves, injuries, draft coverage and more!


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