Yesterday, the NFL handed down two suspensions, one to Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd and another to Rams wide receiver, Mike Thomas. In other news around the league, Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott is preparing a response to the NFL over their investigation into him.

History behind Michael Floyd's suspension

The NFL has finally announced that Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd has been suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season for violating the league's substance abuse policy. He will be suspended without pay.

Floyd was arrested back in December, when he was a member of the Arizona Cardinals, for DUI in Scottsdale. He was found asleep in his car and had a blood alcohol level of .217. In February, he was sentenced to 24 days in jail and 96 days house arrest.

Floyd signed with the Vikings in May to a one-year, $1.5 million deal that can be worth up to $6 million. In June, he was sentenced to one day in jail after failing multiple alcohol tests as part of his house arrest. Floyd claimed that kombucha tea was that culprit and that he did not know it contained alcohol. Last season, Floyd was a letdown for the Cardinals, recording only 33 receptions for 446 yards and 4 touchdowns in 13 games. The Cardinals cut Floyd after his arrest, which resulted in him signing with the New England Patriots.

In two regular season games and one playoff game for them, he had 5 receptions for 51 yards and 1 touchdown.

Mike Thomas also hit with a suspension

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Mike Thomas has also been suspended for the first four games of the season without pay. He was suspended for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

As a rookie Thomas played sparingly, recording 3 catches for 39 yards and 9 kick returns for 180 yards. During this offseason, reports indicated that he has impressed the new coaching staff. However, his suspension puts his chance to make the final roster in doubt.

Elliott is preparing his response to the NFL

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has received the investigation report from the NFL on their findings pertaining to the domestic violence accusation against him from last year.

Now, sources are telling ESPN's Adam Schefter that Elliott is in the process of preparing his response to the league, which is expected to be submitted next week. Multiple sources have also told Schefter that Elliott could face a short one or two game suspension, but the NFL has denied that any decision has been made.