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Packers pass rusher Datone Jones suspended for season opener

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(AP Photo/Mike Roemer). New England Patriots' Bryan Stork (66) and Ryan Wendell Wduring watch as Green Bay Packers' Datone Jones celebrates after Tom Brady was sacked the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer). New England Patriots' Bryan Stork (66) and Ryan Wendell Wduring watch as Green Bay Packers' Datone Jones celebrates after Tom Brady was sacked the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - -

Packers defensive end Datone Jones has been suspended for the first game this season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

The league said in a statement Thursday that Jones will be out for the Sept. 13 game at Chicago and eligible to return for the home opener in Week 2 against Seattle.

The third-year player will be allowed to participate in training camp and all four preseason games.

Jones, who turns 25 this month, was a first-round pick (26th overall) out of UCLA in 2013. He had his first three starts last season and has five sacks in 29 games.

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