LaRoy Reynolds suspended 4 games

Updated: November 12, 2013, 5:55 PM ET
By Michael DiRocco | ESPN.com

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jaguars reserve linebacker LaRoy Reynolds has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.

Reynolds is making $405,000 this season, which means the suspension will cost him $95,294.12. He cannot be at the team facility or have any contact with the team.

The rookie from Virginia hasn't played a snap on defense but has been a key contributor on special teams. He's tied for the team lead with six tackles, and he made a big play in the previously winless Jaguars' 29-27 victory over Tennessee when he downed a punt at the Titans' 1-yard line, eventually leading to a safety.

Reynolds is the second Jaguars player to be suspended for violating one of the NFL's drug policies. Receiver Justin Blackmon was suspended for the first four games of the season after his second violation of the substance abuse policy. Blackmon was suspended indefinitely on Nov. 1 for his third violation.

Reynolds has been listed as the backup to middle linebacker Paul Posluszny, who may not play Sunday against Arizona because of a concussion he sustained against Tennessee. When asked Monday who would start in Posluszny's place, coach Gus Bradley said it would be Russell Allen.

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ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter

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