JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville receiver and former USC standout R. Jay Soward was suspended indefinitely Monday for breaking team rules, making it even less likely the troubled receiver will play for the team again.
Coach Tom Coughlin said the Jaguars were checking with the league and the NFL Players Association to determine how long the team could suspend Soward.
The collective-bargaining agreement says teams may suspend a player for up to four weeks for conduct detrimental to the league. Union spokesman Carl Francis did not immediately return telephone messages left at his office.
Soward, a second-year receiver, hasn't suited up for the Jaguars this season. He was suspended the first 10 games for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.