Report: Bears’ Jalen Saunders now suspended 10 games

AP

A month ago, Bears practice squad receiver Jalen Saunders was suspended four games by the NFL. The Bears have played four games since then, but Saunders is not back.

Now Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Saunders is suspended 10 games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

That Saunders would see his suspension move from four games to 10 suggests that he’s recently had another violation of the policy. There has been no word on the specific nature of his violations.

Saunders was a fourth-round draft pick of the Jets last year but lasted less than a month into his rookie year before he was cut. He then bounced around from the Cardinals to the Seahawks to the Saints to the Patriots before landing in Chicago. Although Saunders flashed talent in college at Oklahoma and has had some success in limited action as a kick returner, he may have run out of chances in the NFL.