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Kellen Winslow Suspended Four Games For PEDs

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Jets TE Kellen Winslow was suspended four games by the NFL after testing positive for a performance enhancing substance. Photo by Al Pereira/New York Jets/Getty Images
Jets TE Kellen Winslow was suspended four games by the NFL after testing positive for a performance enhancing substance. Photo by Al Pereira/New York Jets/Getty Images

According to NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal, the NFL announced Friday that New York Jets TE Kellen Winslow had tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance and would be suspended for four games without pay. He was not at practice Friday.

Last season he bounced around between several teams, playing in only one game. This year for the Jets he was off to a good start, and it seemed that he had returned to the old Winslow. That all will need to be put on hold for now. In a statement, Winslow said, "It came as a huge surprise to me when I learned that I tested positive for a banned substance. I have investigated all possible sources since learning of the positive test, including possible medical causes, but frustratingly, I do not know the source."

He won’t be eligible to return until early November after the team’s Week 9 game. Through the first five games of the season, Winslow has 17 catches for 169 yards and a pair of scores. His 17 catches lead the team. In his absence, Jeff Cumberland will start, and recently signed former Patriot, Zach Sudfeld, will also likely suit up.