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Jaguars WR Ace Sanders facing 4-game suspension, takes leave of absence for 'personal reasons'

Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Ace Sanders says he is facing a four-game suspension and won't be around for the majority of training camp.

Sanders held a conference call with reporters Tuesday evening to disclose his looming punishment.

He declined to discuss the reason for the pending suspension, but says "personal reasons" will prevent him from attending the start of training camp Friday.

Sanders says he will seek counseling and not rehab.

The Jaguars already are down one receiver since Justin Blackmon is suspended indefinitely for repeated violations of the league's substance-abuse policy.

Jacksonville placed Sanders on the active/non-football injury/illness list Tuesday. The team also placed cornerback Alan Ball (ankle) and linebacker DeKoda Watson (groin) on the active/physically unable to perform list. Cornerback Aaron Colvin (knee) was placed on the active/non-football injury list.

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