Bouye (suspension) agreed to a contract with the Panthers on Wednesday, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports. Bouye is coming off a turbulent season with the Broncos, as he played just seven games due to a dislocated shoulder before being hit with a six-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy. The 29-year-old cornerback will need to serve two more games of that suspension in 2021. Once activated, Bouye will likely challenge Rashaan Melvin for a starting role opposite No. 1 corner Donte Jackson.
The Broncos will release Bouye (suspension) on Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports. Traded from Jacksonville to Denver last offseason, Bouye made only seven appearances for the Broncos in 2020, first dealing with a dislocated shoulder before he was handed a six-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy. He'll still need to serve two games of the suspension at the beginning of the 2021 season, but he could still draw some interest as a potential starter. Bouye has made 51 starts for three different teams over the past five years, recording 56 pass breakups and nine interceptions during that span.
The NFL has officially suspended Bouye six games for violating the performance-enhancing drugs policy, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports. Bouye's suspension rules him out for the remainder of the 2020 campaign and will additionally carry over to the first two games of 2021. In the meantime, rookie third-round pick Michael Ojemudia could be asked to handle an expanded role.
Bouye is facing a suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports. While the length of Bouye's ban isn't yet known, Klis notes that the cornerback's suspension is related to the ones currently being served by the Texans' Will Fuller and Bradley Roby. Both of those players were handed six-game suspensions last week, so Bouye will most likely be in line for a ban of similar length. If Bouye's suspension is confirmed, it would be yet another major blow to a Denver secondary that within the last week moved Bryce Callahan (foot) to injured reserve and lost Essang Bassey to a season-ending ACL tear.
Bouye (concussion) was on the field as a full participant during the Broncos' practice session Thursday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports. Coach Vic Fangio announced Bouye as having cleared the NFL's concussion protocol Wednesday, and a return to a full practice workload bodes well for his Week 10 status heading into a road test against the Raiders. Bouye suffered the concussion Week 8 against the Chargers, and so far it appears he is on track to miss just one contest. The former Jaguar has allowed one passing touchdown against him in three appearances thus far this season, surrendering a 68.8 percent completion rate when targeted in coverage.
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