Giants DE Josh Mauro Suspended 4 Games for PED Policy Violation

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistMarch 23, 2018

This is a 2017 photo of Josh Mauro of the Arizona Cardinals NFL football team. This image reflects the Arizona Cardinals active roster as of Monday, June 5, 2017 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)
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On Friday, the New York Giants announced defensive end Josh Mauro was suspended for the first four games of the 2018 season.

The Stanford product, who spent the last four seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, violated the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy. He is able to play in the preseason and participate in offseason practices.

The Giants signed him this offseason, and Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reported it was a one-year deal worth $880,000.

Mauro, like linebacker Kareem Martin, followed new defensive coordinator James Bettcher from the Cardinals to the Giants.

Mauro has two sacks in his career and tallied a career-best 32 tackles in 2016 for Arizona. He finished the 2017 campaign with 22 tackles.