Randy Gregory continues to work through process of reinstatement

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Aldon Smith earned his second chance Wednesday, with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell granting the edge rusher’s reinstatement application.

The Cowboys continue to await word on edge rusher Randy Gregory.

The team hopes Smith and Gregory can fill a pass rushing need opposite DeMarcus Lawrence, where the now-departed Robert Quinn led the team with 11.5 sacks last season.

Gregory missed the entire 2019 season while indefinitely suspended.

“We are working through the process,” Peter Schaffer, Gregory’s agent, told PFT. “We are very happy for Aldon and wish him all the luck in the world and successful resumption of his career. It’s refreshing to see the NFL following through on their stated goal to focus more of rehabbing players than punishing players.”

Although the new Collective Bargaining Agreement ends the policy of suspending players for positive marijuana tests, it does not provide amnesty for players like Gregory who were serving suspensions at the time the new CBA was adopted. So he still needs approval from the commissioner.

Gregory, 27, is serving his fourth suspension for violation of the NFL’s substances of abuse policy. His last reinstatement came July 17, 2018, and he played the entire 2018 season.

His last game came in Week 17 of 2018.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones repeatedly has expressed his support for Gregory.

The Cowboys made Gregory a second-round choice in 2015. But he has played only 28 games over three seasons, making 45 tackles and seven sacks.

13 responses to “Randy Gregory continues to work through process of reinstatement

  1. It’s awesome that these guys are getting another chance. I’ll definitely tune into a few Cowboys games to check in on them.

  2. Jerry: Get on the phone to Goodall and tell him to reinstate this man. He has beenstrung along long enough.

  3. Jerry putting in WORK! I’m hoping both bets pay off for the Cowboys and that both players can stay on the field and have productive seasons this year. If so, the ‘Boys D-Line has as much depth as they’ve had in several years. Wishing both players the very best.

  4. This is a difficult issue. I believe that recreational use of marijuana is legal and is correct
    when used and distributed under oversight.
    Many believe that Gregory and Smith were unfairly treated, however, perhaps the
    NFL was acting in their best behalf.
    Should they be reinstated they should be held to some standard as other players.
    They hopefully will continue treatment but they have lost enough money especially if the
    violations were due to marijuana use.

  5. Gregory has had a multitude of “second chances” starting in college and continuing into the NFL…he has never followed thru on his end of the deal. Enough is enough of this character. waste of a lot of talent but he just doesn’t get the idea of responsibility or appreciate what others do for him.

  6. The Cowboys defensive line could end up with Lawrence, McCoy, Poe, and Smith/Gregory starting; and there’s some depth on the bench. It’s a low bar, but this is probably their best overall defensive line in the past 25 years.

  7. fatcamper says:
    May 21, 2020 at 8:15 am
    The Cowboys defensive line could end up with Lawrence, McCoy, Poe, and Smith/Gregory starting; and there’s some depth on the bench. It’s a low bar, but this is probably their best overall defensive line in the past 25 years.
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    True story, even without Gregory, that is certainly a formidable front four.

  8. I hope Randy gets his personal life fixed first and foremost, if he comes back and plays that’s just gravy for him.

  9. pioniere says:

    Another brilliant draft pick by Jerrah.
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    Jerrah has had waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more hits than misses in the draft the last 10 years including this year where they knocked it out of the park.

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