FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – New York Jets tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. was suspended without pay for four games by the NFL on Friday for violating the leagues policy on performance enhancing substances.
Winslow, the teams leading receiver with 17 catches, is immediately beginning his suspension, meaning he will sit out the Jets game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
He will be eligible to return to the Jets active roster Nov. 4, after New Yorks game against New Orleans on Nov. 3.
Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie is questionable for Sunday.
Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh lost an appeal of the $100,000 fine against him for his hit on Minnesota center John Sullivan. The six-figure fine was the largest in league history for on-field conduct, not including money lost by players due to suspensions.
Safeties Will Hill of the Giants and Jerron McMillian of Green Bay were fined $15,750 each by for striking a defenseless opponent in the head area. Dallas defensive lineman George Selvie drew a $7,785 fine for grabbing the face mask of Denver quarterback Peyton Manning.
Around the league
Tampa Bay announced a third player was diagnosed with MRSA, a day after announcing offensive lineman Carl Nicks is being treated for a recurrence of the staph infection. NFL.com reported the player was cornerback Johnthan Banks.
New England tight end Rob Gronkowski (forearm, back) is listed as questionable against New Orleans. Matt Cassel will start at quarterback for Minnesota against Carolina. Seattle center Max Unger (triceps) is returning to the lineup against Tennessee.
Giants running back David Wilson will get a second opinion on his neck injury next week.
Buffalo receiver Stevie Johnson (back) and cornerback Stephon Gilmore (hand) are game-time decisions against Cincinnati.