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Cayleb Jones suspended for four games

Another Viking getting hit for using performance enhancers

NFL: Miami Dolphins at Minnesota Vikings Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

For the second time in less than two weeks, a member of the Minnesota Vikings is facing a suspension for the use of performance enhancing substances.

This time, it’s wide receiver Cayleb Jones, who the league has announced has been suspended for four games after violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

Jones, who we last saw in a bizarre confrontation with his brother, Buffalo Bills’ wide receiver Zay Jones, is a player that some folks in the know thought had a real chance to crack the roster this coming season and make the team’s depth chart at wide receiver. He still might. . .but I can’t imagine that this is going to make it any easier for him to do that.

The Vikings’ signed Jones to the practice squad at the end of the 2016 season, and he spent the 2017 season with the Vikings on the practice squad as well.

Jones will join linebacker Kentrell Brothers, who was suspended about a week and a half ago for the same reason.

Hopefully this will be the last we hear about this kind of thing with the Vikings for a while.