The Jets have a few players with pending discipline issues that should be addressed over the next few days, weeks and months. After reports of a two-game suspension for wide receiver ArDarius Stewart, here comes the first official word from the league about another youngster:
#Jets CB Rashard Robinson has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2018 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 25, 2018
The Jets traded a fifth round pick for Robinson at the trading deadline last year but he barely played on defense. Tyreek Hill burned him for a long touchdown on one of his rare appearances. He was reportedly accused of possessing pot-laced candy following a traffic stop that led to a reckless driving charge last December.
It's tempting to say the Jets will give up on Robinson, but worth noting that he's actually eight months YOUNGER than rookie cornerback Parry Nickerson. Therefore the team might still be high on his upside and could, at least, opt to keep him until his suspension ends. He won't take up a roster spot or cost them any salary if they do that and could then provide the team with potential reinforcements in week five or be cut with no real cap consequences.