Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory, who has missed all but two games since the end of the 2015 season due to substance abuse-related suspensions, is expected to wait until this offseason to apply for reinstatement.
Dallas owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday on his weekly radio show on Dallas/Fort-Worth’s The Fan that Gregory’s chances of returning will get “better and better” as time passes.
Although he is still without an NFL job, Kaepernick has been busy this year donating time and money to charities and fighting for his right to keep playing as numerous quarterbacks with inferior experience, stats and skill sets have found their way onto NFL rosters.
Kaepernick, who completed 1,011 of 1,692 passes for 12,271 yards and 72 touchdowns with 30 interceptions over six seasons with the 49ers, recently filed a collusion grievance against NFL owners saying they collectively blackballed him to keep him out of the league for his stance on social issues.
Gregory’s current one-year suspension ends Jan. 6, making him eligible to apply for reinstatement 60 days prior to that, on Nov. 6. But Yahoo Sports reported league sources said it would be unlikely Gregory would be reinstated next month to be eligible to play in the postseason.
“I think there are still some personal issues to work through,” a source told Yahoo. “It’s important that he’s in the right place personally and that might require some additional time.”
Gregory’s attorney, Daniel B. Moskowitz, told NBC Sports Gregory plans to file for reinstatement, but wouldn’t comment on the timing.
“Given the sensitivity of this matter, confidentiality of the NFL Cheap Jerseys program and Randy’s NBA Cheap Jerseys privacy, I am unable to comment,” Moskowitz said. “However, I will confirm Randy has every intention of getting back on the football field.”