On Wednesday, Howard Balzer, a sports reporter and Hall of Fame voter out of St. Louis, was the first to report that Cardinals running back Javarris James has been suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season due to a substance violation.

If you recall, Javarris James is the cousin of former Cards running back, Edgerrin James. Given the turmoil at the running back position last season, James may have figured to see some playing time or at least a roster spot on the 53-man team if not for his injury.