On Thursday, Jets DT Sheldon Richardson was suspended by the league for the season’s first four meetings after the NFL learned that he breached their policy on substance abuse. The team’s fans were obviously not very pleased at all when they learned about this latest setback, and pay per head software services now wonder how his absence could affect the team’s overall performance when the new season begins.
Richardson won’t be able to play until the 5th of October, after Week 4, when then Jets face the Dolphins.
“I apologize for letting down my family, teammates, this organization and the fans. However, words aren’t enough. This is something that can only be addressed by how I handle myself from this point on,” said the DT.
“I don’t want this to take away from what the team is trying to accomplish. While I won’t be there at the start of the regular season, I will do whatever I can to support my teammates until I’m able to return to the field.”
However, he’s eligible for practice with the Jets, and can also feature in preseason games, as the DT’s suspension will get underway in the first week of the regular NFL season.
“This is disappointing for Sheldon and the team. We’re going to support Sheldon and welcome him back upon his return. We will keep moving forward with our preparations for the upcoming season,” said Todd Bowles, Jets coach.
Last season, many fans saw that a 24-year-old Richardson was able to record 66 tackles, 8 sacks, as well as a forced fumble, which proved to be the second one that he made while playing the league. Pay per head software solutions remember when in 2013, Richardson was named as the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year, as he recorded one forced fumble, 78 tackles, and 3.5 sacks, after the Jets picked him at 13th place overall during the first round earlier on that year, with many fans seeing plenty of promise in the player.
The Jets acquired the services of DE Leonard Williams along with the 2015 draft’s fourth overall pick, which is sending the rookie straight into what many fans – to not mention the Jets themselves – would like to see as a very dangerous defensive line – one which is secured by DE Muhammad Wilkerson. It also features NT Damon Harrison and Richardson.