NFL Notes: Dwayne Bowe suspended 1 game

NFL Notes: Dwayne Bowe suspended 1 game
August 15, 2014, 12:30 pm
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Dwayne Bowe had 57 receptions and five touchdowns in 15 games played for the Chiefs last season. (AP)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe has been suspended for the season opener against Tennessee for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

Bowe was pulled over for speeding in a Kansas City suburb on Nov. 10, and was arrested after police found a black bag containing his wallet, driver's license and two containers of suspected marijuana. He later pleaded guilty to amended charges of defective equipment and littering, and his attorney said there was no admission of guilt for the marijuana charge, which was dismissed.

Bowe issued a statement through the NFL Players' Association shortly after the suspension was announced in which he apologized for having to miss the Titans game on Sept. 7.

Bowe remains eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games.

Jaguars: RT Pasztor breaks hand
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars are having to shuffle their offensive line.

Right tackle Austin Pasztor says he broke his hand in Thursday night's preseason loss at Chicago. Pasztor says he fractured the fourth metatarsal in his right hand and has no timetable for his return.

Cam Bradfield is expected to start in Pasztor's place next week when the Jaguars play at Detroit.

Even before Pasztor's injury, Jacksonville's line was unsettled. Center Mike Brewster has struggled in the preseason, prompting coaches to rotate four players at the key position against the Bears. Right guard remains an open competition, too, with Jacques McClendon and rookie Brandon Linder, a third-round draft pick from Miami, vying for a starting job.

Browns: Pettine hopes to name starting QB Tuesday
CLEVELAND -- Browns coach Mike Pettine has set Tuesday as his target date. That's when he'll say whether Brian Hoyer or rookie Johnny Manziel is the starting quarterback for the opener.

Pettine said Thursday that Hoyer will start against the Washington Redskins on Monday night, with Manziel getting snaps with the first-team offense. Pettine isn't sure how he'll divide their time and will see how the game unfolds. His focus is making sure the "reps are close to equal."

Hoyer started Cleveland's preseason opener at Detroit, with Manziel playing exclusively with the backups. Pettine says the Browns are fortunate to have two quarterbacks with "NFL starter ability."

Pettine would not confirm or deny a report Manziel was late to a team meeting this week.

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