Former Nebraska DE Randy Gregory can return to the Cowboys’ facility after spending the last two months in rehab, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.
Gregory is still suspended for three games, but has been reinstated from the team’s did not report list. That means he can work out with the team, but can’t practice until his suspension is served.
Source: DAL DE Randy Gregory is out of rehab & has been reinstated from team's reserve/did not report list. Still suspended 3 games. (1/2)
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 12, 2016
Gregory has failed four drug tests since February 2015, mostly for marijuana. The first was at the NFL Combine, placing him in the league’s substance abuse program. He failed a fifth and was suspended 10 games, but appealed and won to keep the suspension at four games.
Gregory showed promise with three sacks in three games last preseason. A high ankle sprain limited him earlier in the regular season and he didn’t record a sack.
Gregory was a first-round talent from Nebraska, but fell to 60th overall in part because of the failed drug test at the combine.
The 23-year-old Florida native had 16.5 sacks and 26.5 tackles for loss in two seasons at Nebraska. He was a first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2013.