Green Bay Packers defensive end Datone Jones is suspended for the first game of the season, but that's not getting him down. In fact, he's excited for his Week 2 return against the Seattle Seahawks, the team that beat the Packers in last year's NFC Championship game.

"It ended at Seattle, and I get to start right back up against Seattle, so I'm excited," Jones said, per ESPN's Rob Demovsky. "It's going to be a great year. I could really feel we're doing a lot of great things in this locker room, and I'm very excited to be a part of it."

Jones' suspension stems from a January citation for possession of marijuana, resulting in a violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy. On Monday, he apologized for his actions, said there was "no reason" for an appeal and claimed to be clean, according to ESPN.

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Jones, 25, was a first-round pick in the 2013 season (26th overall), but he hasn't been able to nail down a starting job through two seasons. With only 5.0 career sacks, this year might be his make-or-break season.

(h/t ESPN)