Dallas Cowboys pass rusher Randy Gregory has left rehab and has been removed from the team’s reserve-did not report list, according to Pro Football Talk. Gregory was removed from the list on Monday but will still have to serve out the remainder of a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.
The terms of Gregory’s suspension allowed him to practice with the team and play during the preseason, but instead, Gregory checked into a treatment facility. At the time he entered the facility, there were suggestions that he may have violated the substance-abuse policy again and was facing a potentially longer suspension.
For now, that’s unclear, as it was unclear if Gregory was ordered to receive treatment. Gregory still has three games left to serve for his suspension as he missed the team’s opener against the NFC East rival New York Giants. The Cowboys lost that game, 20-19, and face another divisional rival in the Washington Redskins in Week 2.
Gregory will also miss games against the Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers per the terms of the suspension. Teammate Demarcus Lawrence is also suspended for four games and another teammate, Rolando McClain, has a 10-game suspension for the Cowboys.
Gregory was a second-round pick for the Cowboys, though he was considered a first-round talent. Off-the-field issues were a big problem, and the Cowboys are now experiencing that first hand. He played in 12 games as a rookie and despite being a pass-rushing specialist, he did not record a sack.