Jaguars' Fowler receives one-game suspension
Jacksonville Jaguars pass rusher Dante Fowler Jr. will miss Week 1 of the regular season to serve a one-game suspension handed down by the NFL on Friday, the team announced.
Fowler was suspended for violating the league's personal-conduct policy, presumably for his role in a parking lot altercation in July of 2017.
"We were informed today of Dante's one-game suspension and we will abide by the league's ruling," Jaguars VP of football operations Tom Coughlin said in a statement. "We'll work to get Dante ready to play when he's eligible to return."
Earlier this offseason, the Jaguars declined Fowler's fifth-year option, which would have cost $14.2 million in 2019 if picked up.
Fowler, who turns 24 on Aug. 3, went third overall in the 2015 draft and missed his entire rookie season with a knee injury, but he has tallied 12.0 sacks over the last two seasons as a situational pass rusher, including 8.0 sacks on just 464 defensive snaps in 2018. He will make $3.6 million in 2018 while likely remaining a rotational player behind starters Calais Campbell and Yannick Ngakoue.
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