CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4)– The Denver Broncos have suspended three players without pay for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.

Ryan McBean, D.J. Williams and Virgil Green have been suspended.

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McBean and Williams have been suspended without pay for the team’s first six games of the 2012 regular season.

Green has been suspended without pay for the team’s first four games of the 2012 regular season.

Ryan McBean (credit: denverbroncos.com)

McBean and Williams will be eligible to return to the Broncos’ active roster on the day after the team’s sixth regular season game of the season.

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Green will be eligible to return to Denver’s active roster on the day after the team’s fourth regular season game of the season.

Virgil Green (credit: denverbroncos.com)

McBean, Williams and Green area eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.

The Denver Broncos released this statement Friday, “We are aware of this matter, but due to the confidentiality of the program, we are unable to provide additional comment on the situation.”

Linebacker D.J. Williams after making an interception during the Broncos preseason game against the Bills on Aug. 20 in Denver. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

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It was not made clear which performance enhancing substances the players engaged in or how many times they participated in the banned practice.