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NFL Suspends DE Randy Gregory Again


Randy Gregory has been suspended, yet again, by the NFL.

The league announced the move on Tuesday, suspending Gregory indefinitely for violating the Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse and the terms of his conditioning reinstatement.

Gregory, who was suspended for 30 games in 2016 and 2017, was able to get through the entire 2018 season on the active roster.

Gregory missed two games because of injury, but played in 14 games in the regular season. He finished second on the team in both sacks (6.0) and quarterback pressures (28).

"He came in after not playing ball for over a year and I think he really played well and was working himself into it," Cowboys chief operating officer Stephen Jones said Tuesday before the league announced Gregory's suspension. "Certainly he has his challenges, continues to have them. I don't think those things go away. So we're going to keep working and cheering for him."

Jones said the team was aware that a Gregory suspension was coming, but he did not comment further on the matter.

What this latest suspension means for Gregory's future is unclear. This is fourth suspension since joining the Cowboys as a second-round pick in 2015. He was suspended four games, and then 10 during the 2016 season before getting a 16-game suspension for all of 2017.

Although the Cowboys have been firm on their commitment to re-sign DeMarcus Lawrence, this latest news only should reiterate their stance as Lawrence played opposite Gregory last year. The two combined for 16.5 sacks as the starting defensive ends.