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Jeremy Kerley placed on roster exception list; jokes ghost might have been to blame for positive PED test

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Jeremy Kerley’s four game suspension is over, but he will not return this Sunday. Newsday reports the Jets have a roster exemption for Kerley, which will allow them to carry the wide receiver for one week as the 54th player on their active roster.

The Jets can keep Kerley on the list until Monday at 4 p.m.

The fact the Jets are not immediately going back to Kerley could be ominous for his chances to return, particularly as the team shifts into evaluation for 2018 mode.

For his part, Kerley still denies knowingly taking banned substances. He jokingly offered an explanation that has generated some headlines today.

To a follow-up question about possibly taking a tainted supplement, Kerley said, “I don’t know, a lot of ghosts around here. Ghost put it in my [supplement]. You know, the ghost of Christmas past.”

We know know for sure about Kerley’s future next week.