JACKSONVILLE – Ace Sanders will make his 2014 debut Sunday.
Sanders, a wide receiver who spent the first four games of the regular season serving a suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, was activated to the Jaguars' 53-man roster Saturday afternoon. The Jaguars made the move by lifting Sanders' roster exemption.
That made Sanders eligible to play when the Jaguars (0-4) play the Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2) at EverBank Field Sunday at 1 p.m.
Sanders on Monday was cleared to participate in all team-related activities. He had been allowed to attend meetings and be around the team, but could not play or practice the past four weeks.
Sanders practiced full all three days this week and Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley said on Friday that Sanders likely will return punts Sunday and play a role as a reserve receiver.
Sanders, a fourth-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, played 15 games as a rookie, catching 51 passes for 484 yards and a touchdown. He had 25 punt returns for a 5.6-yard average.
The Jaguars on Saturday waived tight end Mickey Shuler.