Packers defensive end Datone Jones suspended for drug violation

Green Bay Packers defensive end Datone Jones has been suspended without pay for one game for violating the NFL substance abuse policy. Jones will miss the season opener against the Chicago Bears. A first-round draft pick in 2013, Jones has five career sacks. He hasn't become a full-time starter. "I learned so many new things," Jones said during a minicamp. "I had to mature a lot. That was one thing. I had to really dial in and really mature a lot and really put my focus all into football. A lot. I had to really focus. That was the biggest thing with my growth to make that next jump. "A lot of times it's not all about the numbers. 'This guy had 15 sacks.' No, it's not that. You have to dial in mentally and actually learn the game. That's where you get that veteran game where it's like, 'Man, this guy, you think a guy is physical, but he's not doing anything spectacular.'" Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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