JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jaguars left tackle Cam Robinson is facing a multigame suspension for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy, sources told ESPN on Thursday.
The NFL is awaiting the results of Robinson’s B sample before deciding on the length of the potential suspension, a league source said. This would be Robinson’s first offense, and he could be suspended for two, six or eight games depending on which prohibited substance was found.
He would lose $888,888 for each game he is suspended, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.
Robinson, who is entering the second season of a three-year, $52.75 million contract extension he signed in May, missed the final three games of the 2022 regular season and both Jaguars playoff games after suffering a knee injury in Jacksonville’s overtime victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Dec. 18.
Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke said April 20 that Robinson would be ready for training camp “from a health standpoint.”
If Robinson is suspended, the Jaguars would slide Walker Little from right tackle to left tackle and likely start Josh Wells, whom they signed to a one-year deal earlier this month, at right tackle. Little started eight games (including playoffs) in Robinson’s place at left tackle over the past two seasons because of injuries.
Robinson has started 75 games for the Jaguars since they drafted him in the second round in 2017.
Also Thursday, the Jaguars announced they have signed defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton to a contract extension. A league source said the deal is worth $34.5 million over three years with $23 million guaranteed.
Hamilton set career highs in tackles (56), sacks (2.5) and starts (14) in 2022. He was the Jaguars’ third-round pick in 2020.