Winslow, 30, has tallied 17 receptions for 169 yards and two touchdowns in his first season with the Jets, but was listed as doubtful for the team's Week 6 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after sitting out of practice all week with a knee injury.
In 2008, Winslow received a one-game suspension from former Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage after criticizing the team's handling of a staph infection outbreak, but the suspension was later rescinded. The PED suspension is the first of his career.
On Friday, Winslow released a statement regarding the suspension:
Kellen Winslow: "It came as a huge surprise to me when I learned I tested positive for a banned substance." Says he doesn't know the source— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 11, 2013
Winslow: "I do not take supplements that list banned ingredients. NFL policy is very strict, so I am accountable." Apologized to all parties— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 11, 2013
The sixth-overall selection in the 2004 NFL Draft, Winslow earned a trip to the Pro Bowl in 2007 after tallying 1,106 yards and five touchdowns with the Browns. He joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009 and had a one year stint with the Patriots in 2012 that finished with only one reception for 12 yards.
Winslow will be eligible to return to the team after the team's Week 10 bye and be available for a Week 11 road game against the Buffalo Bills.