Bengals' Rucker will miss team's season opener against Ravens
Barring a successful appeal, Cincinnati Bengals second-year defensive end Frostee Rucker will miss the team's Sept. 10 season opener against the Baltimore Ravens because of a one-game suspension imposed by the league.
League sources confirmed the pending suspension and Rucker's appeal, which were first reported on Wednesday by Fox Sports.
Citing confidentiality guidelines, NFL and team spokesmen declined to comment.
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