the NFL has suspended Miami Dolphins' Dion Jordan four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. (Al Bello / Getty Images)
Davie, Florida — The Miami Dolphins say defensive end Dion Jordan has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Jordan will be able to participate in training camp and preseason games. Once the regular season starts he will not be permitted to be part of the Dolphins’ active roster until Sept. 29.
Jordan said Thursday in a release from the team that he tested positive for a stimulant and takes “full responsibility” for the test results.
Jordan was the third overall pick in the 2013 draft out of Oregon.
He says he added more than 15 pounds of bulk this offseason in an effort to improve his game.
He played in all 16 games with Miami in the 2013 season, with 26 tackles and two sacks.
Colts' Brazill suspended
Colts backup wide receiver LaVon Brazill has been suspended for the 2014 season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.
Colts spokesman Avis Roper said the team had no comment after the league’s announcement.
Brazill was suspended for the first four games last season for violating the substance abuse policy. He said at the time it was for marijuana use.
Brazill played in 10 games last season, finishing with 12 catches for 161 yards and two touchdowns.
In two seasons, he has 23 catches for 347 yards and three touchdowns. He was drafted in the sixth round out of Ohio University in 2012.
Chiefs' Watkins suspended
The NFL suspended Chiefs backup offensive lineman Rokevious Watkins for four games for violating its substance-abuse policy.
The league said it suspended Watkins without pay for the first four games of the regular season. He’ll eligible to return to the Chiefs’ active roster Sept. 30, the day after Kansas City’s Monday night game against the New England Patriots.
No details of the violations were disclosed. The league said Watkins is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.
Watkins is in his third NFL season. He played in one game for St. Louis in 2012 and three for Kansas City last year, including one start.
Hernandez move cleared
Prosecutors are not opposing a request to move former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to a jail closer to his Boston attorneys.
But they are firing back at claims from Hernandez’s attorneys that the former tight end’s privacy and due process rights were violated by the jail administrator.
Hernandez is in a jail in Bristol County in southern Massachusetts, where he is charged in the 2013 shooting of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. His lawyers want him moved to a jail closer to Boston, where Hernandez is charged in the 2012 killings of two men. He has pleaded not guilty in both cases.