The NFL may officially announce today that Jaguars wide receiver R. Jay Soward has been suspended for an additional six games, the result of what's believed to have been the result of missing a "substance abuse" test in August.
"All I can tell you is that he continues to be suspended," league spokesman Dan Masonson told jaguars.com this morning.
Soward's four-game suspension that began with the start of the regular season officially ended Monday. A second suspension would begin immediately.
The Jaguars have already received salary-cap compensation for Soward's six-game suspension, and that money has been applied to the team's salary cap. The cap relief is $216,000, which is the salary Soward would've earned over the six-week period of his next suspension. The Jaguars received $144,000 of cap relief for Soward's four-game suspension.
The 2000 first-round draft choice from Southern Cal is forbidden to have contact with the Jaguars while under suspension, according to the rules of the NFL's "substance abuse" policy.