The offseason of suspensions continues for NFL players, and Washington Redskins defensive end Jarvis Jenkins is the latest player to get nailed for PED use:
Washington’s Jarvis Jenkins suspended for first four games of season for violating NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 26, 2013
This is a huge loss for Washington after they just lost DE Adam Carriker after he had surgery on his problematic right quadriceps tendon and is expected to need four to five months to recover.
To give you an idea of how big of jump Jenkins was expected to have in his third NFL season, NFL.com highlighted him in their “Making the Leap” series:
Now nearly two years removed from ACL surgery, Jenkins believes his game already has gotten “a lot faster” in 2013. He’s going to be an asset as a run-plugger regardless.
If Jenkins is indeed back to 2011 pre-injury training-camp form, the Redskins might have a third pocket-crasher to team with Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan. It would go a long way toward helping a secondary that was prone to surrendering the big play in 2012.
Second-year linebacker Keenan Robinson suffered a torn right pectoral muscle in practice yesterday, and wil miss the 2013 NFL Season. This all happpens before the Redskins can even get through full week of training camp.
New York Jets cornerback Aaron Berry will miss the 2013 season with a torn ACL. Head coach Rex Ryan was also noncommittal today when asked whether running back Mike Goodson’s roster spot is secure after his offseason arrest on drug and weapons charges in May.