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Vikings cornerback Price suspended two games

<p>Cornerback Jabari Price takes part in a drill during Minnesota Vikings mini camp in Eden Prairie, Minn., Friday, May 16, 2014. New Vikings coach Mike Zimmer set to work getting young players like quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, linebacker Anthony Barr and defensive backs Antone Exum and Kendall James up to speed on what will be expected of them in the NFL. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)</p>

Cornerback Jabari Price takes part in a drill during Minnesota Vikings mini camp in Eden Prairie, Minn., Friday, May 16, 2014. New Vikings coach Mike Zimmer set to work getting young players like quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, linebacker Anthony Barr and defensive backs Antone Exum and Kendall James up to speed on what will be expected of them in the NFL. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

NEW YORK -- Cornerback Jabari Price of the Minnesota Vikings has been suspended by the NFL for the first two games of the 2015 regular season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Price will be entering his second NFL season. He appeared in 14 games in 2014 for Minnesota, with no starts, after being a seventh-round pick out of North Carolina that year.

He can participate in all preseason activities, and after missing the two games, Price will be eligible to return to the Vikings' active roster on Sept. 21.

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"I sincerely apologize to my family, my teammates, the Vikings organization and Vikings fans for the mistake I made last winter," Price said in a statement Friday. "I can assure you that it will never happen again. I look forward to returning to helping my team on the field in Week 3."