The Patriots’ request to have John Jastremski and Jim McNally reinstated after they were suspended for their roles in the Deflategate controversy has been granted.
In a statement Wednesday attributed to an NFL spokesperson, the league said the “Patriots have satisfied the league’s requirements for reinstatement and the league has granted permission for the employees to return.”
Jastremski is an equipment staffer and McNally is a locker room attendant. Both men were cited in the Wells report as being involved in tampering with footballs; their text messages and appearance on surveillance video were prominent in the Wells report.
A source told PFT last weekend that the league would not be imposing discipline on either man and that NFL executive V.P. of football operations Troy Vincent sought a meeting with them not to interrogate them but to discuss their roles going forward.