NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets running back Mike Goodson was suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
Goodson, signed as a free agent in the offseason, rejoined the team after being away all of training camp for personal reasons that the Jets declined to detail.
The NFL said in a statement announcing the suspension that Goodson will be eligible to return to the Jets’ active roster on Sept. 30, a day after the team’s game against the Tennessee Titans.
Vikings Pro Bowler suspended
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson’s lead blocker will be missing from the Minnesota Vikings for their first three regular season games.
Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton has received a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on substance abuse. No details were disclosed, per the NFL’s confidentiality agreement with the players’ union.
Felton was drafted by Detroit in the fifth round in 2008 out of Furman but bounced between three teams over his first four years in the league until his breakthrough last season with the Vikings, when Peterson rushed for 2,097 yards and won the Most Valuable Player award.
Felton then signed a three-year contract with the club in March worth as much as $7.5 million, including $2 million guaranteed.
Tebow survives Pats’ first cut
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tim Tebow survived the New England Patriots’ cut to 77 players. The Patriots must make two more moves before Tuesday’s league deadline to get to 75.
The final 53-man roster will be announced Saturday and Tebow has no idea of what will happen between now and then.