Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor told SiriusXM NFL radio Monday that he and other leaders conducted a players-only meeting about the rash of PED suspensions affecting the team.
"We've got to grow up and move past that," Chancellor said. "That's pretty much the message right now."
Defensive end Bruce Irvin became the fifth player on the Seahawks to get suspended since 2011 after he tested positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance.
Irvin is suspended the first four games of the season.
"Bruce is a key part of our defense," Chancellor said. "But our team is so stacked in our depth. Everybody is so good that whoever steps into that role, they'll do their job, so we shouldn't miss a beat."
Cornerback Brandon Browner, safety Winston Guy, and offensive linemen John Moffitt and Allen Barbre have also been disciplined for PED violations over the past two seasons. Cornerback Richard Sherman also tested positive, but had his suspension overturned on an appeal.