Pierre-Louis has officially served his one-game NFL suspension and has returned to the Jets. It remains to be seen whether the fifth-year veteran -- who missed all four preseason games due to an undiscosed injury -- is healthy, but when he does retake the field, Pierre-Louis is expected to serve a rotational defensive role and play on special teams.
Pierre-Louis was given a one-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
Pierre-Louis was arrested for marijuana possession in January, which is where the suspension originates from. The 26-year-old will likely serve as a special teams player and rotational inside linebacker for the Jets after setting a career high with 41 total tackles with Kansas City last season.
Pierre-Louis was traded to the Chiefs last July and set a career high with 41 tackles (31 solo) in 14 games last season. The 26-year-old will likely serve as a rotational inside linebacker and special teams contributor for the Jets in 2018.
Pierre-Louis finished the 2017 campaign with 41 tackles (31 solo) and two passes defensed across 14 games.
Pierre-Louis provided some rotational depth for the Chiefs and was effective while splitting time on defense and special teams. His contract expires in March, but he should find work somewhere in 2018.
Pierre-Louis (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Thursday.
Pierre-Louis suffered a shoulder injury in Saturday's win over the Chargers, which forced him to sit out of practice Wednesday. However, given his full workload Thursday, the reserve linebacker should be cleared for Sunday's showdown with the Dolphins, when he will likely return to his rotational role on defense.
|4||9/30/18||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|9||11/4/18||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|13||12/2/18||@ TEN||4:05 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||14||41||31.0||10||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2018||New York Jets||2||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||14||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||New York Jets||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|