Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Weslye Saunders will not be available for the week 5 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The former undrafted free agent posted Thursday on Twitter that he still has to sit out one more game to satisfy his four game suspension for testing positive for the banned drug Adderall.
1 game left of this 4 game suspension. Minor setback for a major comeback. http://t.co/m0jqc6ty
— Weslye Saunders (@Wes_Saunders88) September 27, 2012
The original thought was that Saunders would only miss four game checks, but now we know that four games means four games and not four weeks.
Saunders, who was suspended back in February, appealed the suspension but it was denied. The South Carolina product caught 4 passes for 29 yards his rookie season with 1 touchdown.
The extra week now means that no roster move needs to be made early next week to accommodate Saunders. When Saunders is able to be activated following the Eagles game, it is likely that rookie tight end David Paulson will be waived and then signed to the practice squad.