Randy Gregory will have his suspension reduced from 10 games to four after winning his appeal, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Clarence Hill reported Sunday.
The former Nebraska DE’s four-game suspension is for a previous violation. He has failed four drug tests since February of 2015, mostly for marijuana, the first at the NFL Combine. He failed a fifth, but appealed and won to negate the 10-game ban.
Hill reports that Gregory is still in substance abuse treatment and his status for the 2016 season is in limbo. If he had been suspended 10 games, he likely wouldn’t have played at all this year.
Gregory showed promise last preseason with three sacks in three games, but a high ankle sprain held him back and he didn’t record a sack in the regular season. Gregory was a first-round talent out of Nebraska, but fell to 60th overall because of that failed drug test at the Combine. It also placed him in the league’s substance abuse program.
The 22-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.