Cowboys Defensive End Randy Gregory

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Randy Gregory Fully Reinstated To NFL; Cleared For Practices & Games

July 23, 2018 - 5:06 pm

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Dallas Cowboys' defensive end Randy Gregory has been fully reinstated to the NFL following a nearly two-year suspension, his attorney Daniel Moskowitz tells 105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher. 

The latest decision by the NFL clears Gregory to play in practices and games. Under the terms of his conditional reinstatement decided last week, Gregory was permitted to attend training camp and participate in meetings and conditioning work. 

When announcing his conditional reinstatement, the NFL wanted to confirm he had clinical resources in place for him and wanted to make certain that he continues to comply with the terms of his reinstatement and the NFL and NFL Players Association's substance abuse policy.

Gregory applied for reinstatement to the league in May, and meet with the NFL in June.

The defensive end last played the final two games of the 2016 season, a season in which he missed the first 14 games due to a suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. He was suspended for the entire 2017 season for the same offense.

Gregory, who had been considered a top-10 talent, fell to the second round in the 2015 NFL draft after failing a drug test at the combine. He has only played 14 games in his short NFL career.

In his time away from football, Gregory has been learning coping skills as a citizen, Fish says. He’s doing that, Fish was told, with a non-football job that occupies his time and gives him structure in addition to his workouts.

Gregory will join DeMarcus Lawrence, Tyrone Crawford, Taco Charlton, Charles Tapper, Kony Ealy, Dorance Armstrong, Dante Jones, James Hearns and Austin Larkin at the now crowded defensive end position on the Cowboys' roster.