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Dolphins safety sits after failed PED test

Reshad Jones is the second Dolphin this summer to run afoul of the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Miami's starting strong safety was suspended Friday for the first four games of the regular season. He said he took a supplement that caused the violation.

Defensive end Dion Jordan was suspended last month.

Jones, a fifth-year pro out of Georgia, started every game the past two seasons and finished second on the team in tackles last year. The suspension is without pay.

Steelers' pouncey facing charge: Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey — but not twin and Dolphins center Mike — will be charged with misdemeanor battery in an alleged nightclub assault in Miami last month, the Miami Herald reported. The State Attorney's Office said it's not ready to pursue the charge involving the former Gators. "I guarantee you there won't be a charge (Friday)," spokesman Ed Griffith said. "We will be reviewing all of the evidence from the police, as well as any evidence presented by attorneys of the related parties."

rainey rantS: Colts running back Chris Rainey, released July 28 for a violation of team rules, tried to keep viewers interested in Thursday's Colts-Jets preseason opener, tweeting: "Yea I'm (expletive) watching the colts game when I should be out there, too. Even tho i didn't break no (expletive) team rules, not even." He put up another tweet four minutes later after running back Daniel "Boom" Herron scored: "Nice TD Boom even tho u was in the hallway with me that nite when we was horsing around with the fire extinguisher. Man up like I did." While details of his release remain cloudy, it came a year after the ex-Gator was charged with a count of simple battery in Gainesville in January 2013, the month he was waived by the Steelers, who drafted him in the fifth round in 2012.

Giants: Third-string center Eric Herman, best known as the man running back David Wilson ran in to July 29, aggravating a neck injury and forcing his retirement, was suspended for the first four regular-season games for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy.

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