Washington Redskins outside linebacker Rob Jackson is facing a 4-game suspension for testing positive for use of a banned substance, according to reports. Jackson was informed of the suspension before he signed a one-year contract with the Redskins earlier this month.
It is not clear what substance Jackson tested positive for and the NFL does not confirm that information. The Washington Post is reporting one source claims the substance is an unprescribed pain medicaation, but that is unconformed and could be false.
Here is what I wrote about Jackson when he signed his contract:
It was a career year for Jackson, who finally got substantial playing time when OLB Brian Orakpo suffered a season-ending chest injury in the second week of the season. Jackson started 14 of 16 games and posted career highs in tackles [37, up from 10], sacks [4.5, up from zero], passes defensed [6, up from zero], interceptions [4, up from zero] and forced fumbles [2, up from zero].