The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had one of the league’s worst defenses last season, so, as they try and rebuild the unit under new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, losing one of their cornerbacks certainly isn’t going to help matters much.

The NFL has handed out a four-game suspension to fourth-year Bucs cornerback Ryan Smith for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht released a statement following news of the suspension.

“We are disappointed that Ryan will be unavailable for the first four games of the season. We do extensive training and education for our players regarding the league’s polices, but ultimately each individual is responsible for what they put in their bodies.”

Last season, Smith finished with 38 total tackles, one interception and a forced fumble in 16 games (six starts).