A second violation of the league’s performance-enhancing drugs policy earned Baltimore Ravens cornerback Asa Jackson an eight-game suspension.
According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, Jackson has now completed that suspension and is eligible to return to practice with the Ravens this week. The Ravens have been granted a one-week roster exemption for Jackson through next Monday.
Jackson said in August that he had been diagnosed with a condition that allowed him to be treated with a medication on the banned substances list via a therapeutic use exemption. However, Jackson said that a team doctor never filed the paperwork with the league and he tested positive again without the exemption in place.
Jackson could fill the roster spot vacated by the placing of guard Kelechi Osemele on injured reserve. Jackson appeared in three games for the Ravens in 2012 and recorded one tackle. Jackson did return a punt for a 78-yard touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons in the preseason.