Colts defensive end Arthur Jones has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league’s ban on using performance-enhancing substances according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
Jones was originally a fifth-round pick by the Baltimore Ravens out of Syracuse in 2010 but his career has been derailed by injuries since signing a five-year, $33 million contract with the Colts in 2014. Thus far Jones has played a total of nine games for the Colts and missed all of the 2015 season after undergoing surgery to repair torn ligaments in his ankle early last September. The 30-year-old agreed to a $2 million pay cut to stay with the Colts in March amid reports that he might not be fully recovered by training camp.
Jones will be eligible to return to the Colts’ active roster on Monday, October 3 following the team’s October 2 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.