Running back Jesse Chatman of the New York Jets has been suspended without pay for the team’s first four regular-season games of 2008 for violating the NFL Policy on Steroids and Related Substances.
Chatman’s suspension begins on Saturday, August 30. He is eligible to return to the Jets’ active roster on Monday, September 29 following the team’s September 28 game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Additionally, the Jets released two players, LB Matt Chatham and DB Hank Poteat, and waived 18 others:
WRs David Ball, Larry Brackins and Paul Raymond, OLs Jacob Bender, Stanley Daniels, Kyle DeVan, Nate Garner and Matt McChesney, DBs Rudy Burgess and James Ihedigbo, RB Jehuu Caulcrick, DLs Thomas Johnson, Ropati Pitoitua and Bryan Mattison, LBs Blair Phillips and Brandon Renkart, and TEs Jason Pociask and A.J. Schable.
The Jets also placed S Cameron Worrell on the Waived/Injured list.