Palepoi was reinstated from the reserve/suspended list Tuesday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.
After serving three games of a four game suspension at the end of the 2016 season, Palepoi was reinstated after sitting out Week 1. He projects to provide depth on the Chargers' defensive line going forward.
Palepoi provides value as a reserve defensive lineman for the Chargers, who credited him with nine quarterback hits last season, marking the third-most on the team. After violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy, however, Palepoi missed San Diego's final three games last year and will be required to sit out Week 1 of this year. Once eligible to return, Palepoi figures to return to his usual depth role.
Palepoi rarely factored in with the Chargers after catching on with the team as an undrafted free agent in 2014. The 26-year-old will still need to serve one game of his four-game suspension that was issued near the end of last year should he play again in 2017.
Palepoi has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's performance enhancing drug policy, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
With the suspension, the 25-year-old will miss the rest of the regular season. Through two seasons, the reserve defensive lineman has accumulated 29 tackles and recovered a fumble.
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