New Orleans Saints reserve quarterback Jake Haener has been suspended without pay for the first six games of the season for violating the NFL Policy on Performance-Enhancing Substances, an NFL spokesman said Wednesday.
Statement from NFL:
“Jake Haener of the Saints has been suspended without pay for the first six games of the 2023 regular season for violating the NFL Policy on Performance-Enhancing Substances.
Haener will be eligible to return to the Saints’ active roster on Monday, Oct. 16”
— Brooke Kirchhofer (@brookechesney) September 6, 2023
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— Jake (@jakehaener10) September 6, 2023
Saints Traded up to Grab Haener
Haener led Fresno State to a 10-4 campaign that included a bowl victory over Washington State last season.
The Saints traded up in the fourth round of the NFL draft to grab Haener with the 127th overall pick.
He joined starter Derek Carr, another former Fresno State great, and both Jameis Winston and the versatile Taysom Hill in the Saints’ quarterback room.
Haener played well at times and not so well at other times during the preseason.
His exhibition passing numbers: 38 of 72, 395 yards, one touchdown, three interceptions.