Ex-Jaguars WR Ace Sanders suspended 10 games

ByMichael DiRocco ESPN logo
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Former Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Ace Sanders has been suspended for the first 10 games of the 2015 season for another failed drug test, sources have told ESPN.

Sanders was also suspended for the first four games of the 2014 season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

The Jaguars released Sanders on July 17.

After Sanders returned from his four-game suspension, he never figured prominently into a receiver rotation that included second-round picks Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee and undrafted rookie Allen Hurns, who ended up leading the Jaguars in receiving yards (677) and receiving touchdowns (six).

Sanders caught just six passes for 55 yards.

He also struggled as a punt returner, averaging 7.1 yards on 32 returns. That was marginally better than what he did as a rookie (5.6 yards on 25 returns), but he never made the impact the Jaguars had hoped in the return game.

Sanders caught 57 passes for 539 yards and one touchdown in two seasons with the Jaguars.

He was drafted in 2013 primarily as a punt returner but was forced into significant action at receiver as a rookie because of injuries. He ended up with 51 catches for 484 yards and a touchdown.

Information from ESPN's Field Yates was used in this report.

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