It’s been a long road for Randy Gregory, but some positive news just came his way. The Cowboys pass rusher has officially been reinstated by the NFL.
Here’s a look at the press release from the league:
NFL Senior Vice President of Labor Policy & League Affairs ADOLPHO BIRCH notified RANDY GREGORY of the Dallas Cowboys today that he has been reinstated to the NFL on a conditional basis.
Gregory may join the Cowboys at training camp and participate in meetings, conditioning work and similar activities. Once arrangements have been confirmed regarding Gregory’s clinical resources in Dallas, and subject to continued compliance with the terms of his reinstatement and all aspects of the NFL-NFLPA Policy and Program on Substances of Abuse, he will be permitted to participate in all activities, including practices and games.
Gregory has been suspended without pay for violating the substance of abuse policy since January 2017 following a suspension of 14 games during the 2016 season.
Many doubted whether or not Randy Gregory would ever play football again after being suspended for at least a year, but he’s worked on himself and is at a place where the NFL feels he is ready to return to football.
— Randy Gregory (@RandyGregory_4) July 17, 2018
The Cowboys got to see a bit of Gregory at the tail end of the 2016 season, they operated without him entirely in 2017. Randy gives a potential enormous boost to a pass-rushing group that already features DeMarcus Lawrence.
#Cowboys pass-rusher Randy Gregory’s petition for reinstatement was not opposed, according to lawyer Daniel Moskowitz. He’s back. “I’ve never been more proud of any individual in my life. I’m very excited for Randy and his daughter and the rest of the his family."— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 17, 2018
There’s a lot to digest as this news is now official. Randy is someone who the Cowboys have believed in all along and that faith has now been rewarded. All we can hope moving forward is great and positive things for Randy Gregory. This is certainly a good start.