Vikings WR Cayleb Jones Suspended 4 Games for Substance Abuse Policy Violation

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistApril 30, 2018

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cayleb Jones (16) makes a catch during NFL football training camp Friday, July 28, 2017, in Mankato, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
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Minnesota Vikings receiver Cayleb Jones has been suspended four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, according to Andrew Krammer of the Star-Tribune.

Jones spent all of last season on the Vikings practice squad but the team saw enough to sign him to a reserve/futures contract in January. He has not appeared in an NFL game.

He was initially an undrafted free agent with the Eagles in 2016 after totaling 1,926 yards and 14 touchdowns across two years at the University of Arizona. He joined the Vikings last offseason but has been buried on the depth chart behind Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs and more.

While the team didn't draft another receiver this offseason, they added several undrafted free agents at the position, per Fox Sports. Included in the list are Minnesota native Jake Wieneke and Armanti Foreman from Texas, two players who could battle for a roster spot in training camp.

With Jones' recent suspension, he could have a difficult time keeping his job.

The 25-year-old comes from a football family as the brother of Bills receiver Zay Jones. His father, Robert Jones, and uncle, Jeff Blake, also played in the NFL. Unfortunately, his run in the league hasn't been quite as successful.

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