NFL Reviewing Randy Gregory's Contract Extension

April 02, 2019 - 5:15 pm
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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The NFL is looking into the contract extension the Cowboys agreed to with suspended defensive end Randy Gregory, Bryan Broaddus said on 105.3 The Fan Tuesday afternoon. 

"We need to kind of back up on this one, guys, because the league has not approved this contract. They're still looking through some details about it as of today," Broaddus said on the Ben and Skin Show. "We've been told the league is still looking at the contract so nothing official has been said about it or from the Cowboys perspective of it. That's kind of where we're at right now ... just waiting on the league's approval."

Broaddus went on to say he's not sure what part of the contract the league is specifically looking into. 

NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero reported early Friday morning that the Cowboys extended Gregory's contract through the 2020 season.

Later Tuesday, 105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher wrote a column on why the Cowboys did the deal with the troubled pass rusher. 

The contract calls for Dallas to use  $310,000 of Gregory's existing salary, which has been used as a 'signing bonus' and tacking $735,000 onto his existing deal for another year.

Upon the announcement of the deal, there became no question about how Jason Garrett and the rest of the Cowboys management feels about Gregory's chances of playing in 2019. 

"We fully support Randy. Randy's a good young man," head coach Jason Garrett told reporters at the NFL combine. "He's had some issues he's been dealing with. He's been dealing with those issues head-on from day one. He spent a lot of time getting professional help for his issues. He's worked very hard. He's very serious-minded about getting back to an established NFL football player. And he did a really good job for us this year after working through a lot of different obstacles."

Gregory is serving his 4th suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

He missed 30 of the 32 games over two seasons as a result of his first three suspensions.