New Orleans Saints rookie quarterback Jake Haener has been suspended for the first six games of the 2023 NFL season.

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The suspension was announced by the NFL on Wednesday.

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Haener was drafted by the Saints in the fourth round of the 2023 NFL Draft.

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He is the first player to be suspended for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy in 2023.

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The league's policy prohibits players from using any substance that is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency, including steroids, stimulants, and masking agents.

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Haener has not commented on his suspension.

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The Saints have said that they will not appeal the suspension.

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The suspension is a blow to the Saints, who were hoping that Haener could be a backup to starting quarterback Derek Carr.

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The Saints also have Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill on their quarterback depth chart.

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The Saints will need one of these quarterbacks to step up in Haener's absence.

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