" New York Giants NewsGolden Tate loses appeal Olivier Vernon Color Rush Jersey , suspension will be upheldNew,184commentsTate will be suspended for the first four weeksEDTThe New York Giants will be without wide receiver Golden Tate for the first four games of the 2019 season. The ruling from the independent arbitrator has finally come down, and Tate’s appeal of his four-game suspension for testing positive for a performance enhancing substance. Tate will be eligible to play in the three remaining preseason games but will not be able to play or practice with the team until after their Week 4 game against the Washington Redskins. While the length of time it took for the arbitrator to hand down his decision is notable, the fact that Tate lost his appeal was expected. Tate’s case is a sympathetic one — taking a fertility treatment without realizing that it contained a banned substance — but the NFL is firm in their policy that players are responsible for what they put in their bodies. And even though Tate was honest and upfront about what happened and why Odell Beckham Jr Color Rush Jersey , the NFL does not want precedent to be set in these matters as it would create a potential loophole for bad actors to exploit. Now the Giants have to walk a fine line between getting Tate enough reps in practice and preseason to be ready for his debut in Week 5, but not take away valuable snaps from players they will need to rely upon in the first month of the season. We’ll just have to wait and see how the Giants respond over the coming days and weeks.Tate is maintaining his innocence. Dan Snyder may be getting impatient with his team’s inability to land a franchise quarterback.We noted today that there’s been talk of Washington trying to trade into the Top 5 of tomorrow night’s first round, and now there’s a report from Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan that Snyder has “taken over the first round of the draft.”In other words, if Bruce Allen B.J. Goodson Color Rush Jersey , Doug Williams and the rest of the front office are aggressively positioning themselves to move up, that’s likely on orders from the boss. Snyder isn’t as hands-on in the draft room as Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, but he’s not a hands-off owner, either. If he wants a franchise quarterback Aldrick Rosas Color Rush Jersey , he’ll tell his personnel people to get it done.For Washington, moving up to the Top 5 would be particularly important because the division-rival Giants, picking No. 6, may also be looking to draft a quarterback. If a quarterback Washington wants ends up in New York Janoris Jenkins Color Rush Jersey , Snyder would not be happy.Right now Washington is slated to go into the season with Case Keenum and Colt McCoy. Alex Smith is not expected to be ready to return from last year’s severe leg injury. If Washington is looking to trade up, it would presumably be for Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins, Missouri’s Drew Lock or Duke’s Daniel Jones.