Report: McBean's suspension reduced

The Baltimore Ravens will only lose newly signed nose tackle Ryan McBean for three games, according to the Denver Post.

McBean had his original six-game suspension cut in half in exchange for dropping his lawsuit against the NFL, two sources told the Post. He was disciplined by the league for violating the league's performance enhancement policy, and he filed a lawsuit that accused the league of mishandling the test.

McBean's suspension will begin at the end of the Ravens' preseason and last through Sept. 23. A backup to Terrence Cody, McBean will miss games against the Bengals, Eagles and Patriots.

He started 21 games for the Broncos the past three seasons, but he had his restricted free agent tender rescinded last month after Denver signed Justin Bannan.

The six-year veteran was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round of the 2007 draft.