Gregory's reinstatement from his suspension is conditional, and while he will be able to take part in team meetings and conditioning work when training camp begins, he's not yet eligible to participate in practices or play in games, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.
Full reinstatement will occur once the league is satisfied he has the resources in place to avoid further disciplinary issues, and of course assuming he doesn't fail any future drug tests. Gregory has only played two games in the last two seasons, but the 2015 second-round pick could still contribute in the Cowboys' pass-rush rotation as he tries to get his career back on track.
Gregory was reinstated Tuesday from his indefinite suspension, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Repeated violations of the league's substance abuse policy have limited the 2015 second-round pick to 14 games through three seasons. Gregory likely will have some conditions for full reinstatement, but he's at least on the right track toward competing for a role in the Cowboys' defensive line rotation. He should be available for the start of training camp in late July.
Gregory is in New York on Tuesday to meet with league officials about his reinstatement,Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.
A quick decision from the NFL isn't likely, and the Cowboys may not find out if Gregory will be available for the 2018 campaign until training camp. The 25-year-old defensive end has failed at least five drug tests since being taken in the second round of the 2015 draft, and he managed only one sack in 14 NFL games before sitting out all of last season.
Gregory (suspension) will submit his application for reinstatement Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Gregory recently spent six weeks in drug and alcohol rehab while also going through counseling in preparation. He last took the field for two games in 2016 and has failed seven drug tests since he joined the league in 2015. He's reportedly stuck to the program and could return for training camp this fall if reinstated.
Gregory (suspension) is getting ready to apply for reinstatement from the NFL, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Gregory is in the midst of an indefinite suspension due to multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy. In fact, after he received said ban in January of 2017, he tested positive for a banned substance, marijuana on this occasion, marking his seventh failed drug test since joining the NFL as a second-round pick in 2015. According to Moore, Gregory otherwise has stuck to the program required of him to be reinstated by commissioner Roger Goodell.