Randy Gregory applying for reinstatement Thursday

AP

Randy Gregory is taking another step toward potentially returning to the NFL.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the suspended Cowboys defensive end is submitting his application for reinstatement tomorrow.

Gregory was suspended for at least a year in January 2017. If the league hears in his favor within 60 days, that could potentially have him ready before the start of training camp. Whether he’s ready to play football is another matter, and not really the important one.

Gregory has spent more than six weeks recently in drug and alcohol rehab, and has the backing of multiple teammates who have written letters to commissioner Roger Goodell on his behalf.

Owner Jerry Jones has also said he’s proud of the progress Gregory has made, and the Cowboys would clearly welcome him back for the human aspect — as well as to try to get something out of the 2015 second-round pick.

18 responses to “Randy Gregory applying for reinstatement Thursday

  1. This young man has stayed clean, been employed, and working out. I am excited for him to be reinstated, and get back on the field! I hope he has beat his demons and remains clean. He will find no better support than JJ and his teammates!! It is all up to him now, football or not, I wish him all the best….

  2. I truly wish this young man overcomes his demons, and goes on to have a long, productive, and financially rewarding career in the National Football League.

  3. I hope that he has turned the corner and has learned how to overcome. If he has kept up his end of the bargain, then the commissioner should respond quickly so that he can continue his career. With that said, if the commissioner drags out this decision for no good reason, then Randy, the NFL and all football fans will be the losers.

  4. What a waste of a 2nd round pick, played 14 games in 3 years and has 1 sack.
    I think his miserable NFL career is soon coming to an end.

  5. He smokes weed. Marijuana should be legalized. Randy Gregory never should have been suspended in the 1st place. He’s a nonviolent marijuana user. Big deal. What Roger Goodell did to him is absolutely sinful. #legalizeweedalready

  6. All of the “legalize it” guys and Cowboys haters must feel really conflicted right now.

  7. dallashomer says:

    He smokes weed. Marijuana should be legalized. Randy Gregory never should have been suspended in the 1st place. He’s a nonviolent marijuana user. Big deal. What Roger Goodell did to him is absolutely sinful. #legalizeweedalready

    Wrong. The players approve the current contract in collective bargaining. That negotiated contract has this included. So if anyone did it to him, it was the players’ union. Funny how almost every other player can follow this rule, or at least not get caught, yet knuckleheads like Gregory get caught and then blame it on everyone else.

  8. I suggest a trade for Reuben Foster. Collect them all Dallas. America’s team . . .

  9. If anyone saw Gregory play at Nebraska or was privileged enough to watch him practice or get some limited limited game reps with the Cowboys, can easily see just how talented of a player he is. He is the prototypical left defensive end, with his size, speed, quickness and explosive, violent hands at the point of attack. It is an eye-opener to watch him work on the field. His time away (due to recent suspension and injury earlier in his career), has hurt his development but his talent is still there. For Gregory’s sake (and selfishly myself as a fan), I hope he gets reinstated sooner than later, so that he’ll get an entire off-season to work himself back slowly, through practice and an NFL strength and training program, to give himself the best opportunity to succeed in September.

  10. dude weighs 230, with all the pot he’s smokin you think he’d pack on a few pounds

  11. I haven’t heard or read anything that said Gregory has blamed anybody but himself. Nice try, though.

  12. 700levelvet says:

    I truly wish this young man overcomes his demons, and goes on to have a long, productive, and financially rewarding career in the National Football League.
    *************************************************************************
    I nearly fell off my chair when i read a positive, intelligent comment by this poster, if only the other moron who usually spews venom can do it to then there would be world peace for once.

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