Last year, the NFL suspended tight end Weslye Saunders for the first four games of the season, due to a violation of the league’s policy against performance-enhancing substances. This year, the Colts tight end has been suspended again.
The NFL has announced that Saunders will miss the first eight games of the 2013 season for violating the PED policy. It’s the standard penalty for a second offense.
Saunders will be eligible to participate in training camp and the preseason. After the final preseason game, he’ll be exiled until November 4.
For a third offense, Saunders would be suspended 12 months, and he’d then have to apply for reinstatement to the league.
Saunders appeared in 11 regular-season games last year, starting four times. But with Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen and half of a season without Saunders, it could be time for the Colts to move on.