New York Jets wide receiver Jalin Marshall will be suspended the first four games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy, the team announced Tuesday.
Marshall was suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season for taking Adderall, according to The New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta.
Marshall is part of a young receiving corps that features Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson and Charone Peake. The 2016 undrafted free agent out of Ohio State caught 14 passes for 162 yards and 2 touchdowns in 10 games during his rookie season. He also played a role as a return man, but struggled holding onto the ball. Marshall fumbled four times last season.
The Jets are embracing a full-fledged rebuild and general manager Mike Maccagnan has already shed nearly $45 million in salary cap space by cutting overpriced veterans, including wideout Brandon Marshall. There’s a chance veteran Eric Decker gets released too, which means New York’s young core could see an even more enhanced role next season.
Jalin Marshall, Anderson and Peake are all entering their second seasons. Enunwa, a 2014 sixth-round pick, caught 58 passes for 857 yards and 4 touchdowns (both team highs) last season.