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Colts’ Weslye Saunders Suspended For PED Violation

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Weslye Saunders is in danger of being cut by the Colts. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images.
Weslye Saunders is in danger of being cut by the Colts. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images.

The NFL has suspended tight end of the Indianapolis Colts, Weslye Saunders, for the first eight games of the season for violating the league’s policy against performance-enhancing drugs. Adam Schefter of ESPN was the first to report the news.

This is Saunders’ second PED violation. He was suspended four games last season for the same reason, and his penalty was escalated to eight games as a result. If he’s caught for the same offense one more time, he’ll be facing a mandatory one-year ban.

Saunders originally started his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he left them and joined the Colts after one season. In his second year with Indy, the 24-year-old has been used almost exclusively as a blocker, and it would come as no surprise if the Colts opt to cut ties with him altogether. They already have Colby Fleener and Dwayne Allen on the roster, and they worked out a number of tight ends back in May, including free agent Randy McMichael.