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Calvin Pace Suspended: New York Jets Open OLB Competition for Camp

Article By on 4th July, 2009

... Jets' starting outside linebacker Calvin Pace, citing a violation of the league's substance abuse policy regarding performance enhancing drugs.

The suspension comes after Pace tested positive for what he describes as "an over-the-counter dietary supplement." The former first-round pick has been deemed ineligible for the first four games of the 2009 season.

The Jets acquired Pace in 2008 during their free agency blitz, signing him away from the Arizona Cardinals with a lucrative six-year, $42 million contract with nearly $22 million in guaranteed money.

Pace was easily the Jets' best linebacker in 2008, recording 80 tackles and seven sacks. He also forced five fumbles, recovered four, and returned one 50 yards for a touchdown.
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