The National Football League has notified former Tampa Bay left tackle Luke Petitgout that he will be suspended for the first four games of the 2008 regular season, according to

According to's report, the NFL has not announced why the four-game suspension has been handed down to Petitgout.

The Bucs released Petitgout from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list due to a failed physical on Aug. 16. He is attempting to work his way back from a partially torn ACL he suffered in Week 4 of the 2007 regular season.

The Bucs signed Petitgout to a three-year, $15 million contract that included a $3 million signing bonus during the '07 offseason. He started four games for the Bucs before suffering the season-ending knee injury, which required surgery.

Third-year veteran Donald Penn is projected to start at left tackle for the Bucs. He started 13 games, including the NFC Wild Card game, in Petitgout's place last year.

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