The New York Jets’ wide receiver position is now more unsettled than ever before. Less than a week after the team released veteran Brandon Marshall and with Eric Decker coming off hip and rotator cuff injuries that cost him all but three games last season, there are major question marks here.
We can add young receiver Jalin Marshall to the laundry list of questions for the Jets moving forward. The former Ohio State standout has been suspended four games for violating the NFL’s policy against performance enhancing drugs.
“Jalin Marshall of the New York Jets has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2017 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances,” the Jets announced in a statement on Tuesday, via the team’s official website. “Marshall is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.”
Marshall, 21, put up 14 receptions for 162 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie last season. He was likely set to take on a larger role with Marshall out of the mix and Decker expected to miss training camp.
That’s now pretty much out of the equation here. It also likely means that New York will need to add even more talent to its receiver group, including a return specialist.