[Kansas City.com] Former Chiefs tackle John Welbourn was suspended Wednesday by the NFL for six games for a violation of the league’s drug policy.
Welbourn told the Chiefs in the spring that he was finished with football and filed his retirement papers with the NFL. Chiefs president/general manager Carl Peterson said Welbourn recently asked the NFL for reinstatement.
Peterson indicated it was unlikely Welbourn would continue his career with the Chiefs.
“We’ll address that when his suspension has concluded,” Peterson said. “I would not make the assumption that he will return to play here. We have already moved on. We have other people playing tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs.”