Eagles' Knott suspended for four games in '14

Posted: April 06, 2014

The Eagles announced that linebacker Jake Knott has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2014 season for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Knott, who is entering his second season, is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.

"Several weeks ago, I was shocked to learn that I tested positive for a stimulant that is banned by the NFL," Knott said in a statement released by the Eagles. "I have never knowingly ingested a banned substance, but like most players, I take nutritional supplements.

"Unfortunately, I now know that supplements are not regulated and thus may contain things that are not listed on the label. The NFL policy is very strict, so I have chosen to take immediate responsibility."

Knott, who made the Eagles roster as an undrafted rookie out of Iowa, played in 12 games last season, mostly on special teams. He was credited by the team with five special teams tackles and six tackles on defense.


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