Jaguars’ Mauro suspended five games by NFL for PEDs

Jacksonville Jaguars DE Josh Mauro has been suspended without pay for the first five games of the 2020 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances, the league announced on Friday.

Mauro, 29, is eligible to participate in all preseason practices. He will be allowed to return to the Jaguars’ active roster on Monday, Oct. 12, following the team’s Week 5 game at Houston.

Jacksonville signed the seven-year veteran earlier this month. 

Mauro has appeared in 72 career games with 37 starts since entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Arizona in 2014. In his six NFL seasons, including four with Arizona (2014-17), one with the New York Giants (2018), and one with Oakland (2019), Mauro has totaled 121 tackles (73 solo), 3.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.