One of three players to be officially reinstated from suspension this morning, cornerback Orlando Scandrick has been re-added to the Cowboys’ 53-man roster today, according to Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com (Twitter link). Archer reports the team has placed offensive tackle Darrion Weems on IR with a shoulder injury to clear a spot for Scandrick.
Scandrick, 27, was initially suspended four games after a positive drug test, but because that test came during the current league year and because it was related to amphetamines, he will no longer have to serve the final two games of the ban, after the NFL and NFLPA announced changes to the league’s PED policy. The Cowboys’ secondary has held up reasonably well in Scandrick’s absence, particularly against Jake Locker and the Titans in Week 2, but the team will still very much welcome his return.
As for Weems, he was buried on the team’s depth chart behind swing tackle Jermey Parnell, and hadn’t seen a regular-season snap yet for the club. His season will likely be over, unless he’s eventually cut from injured reserve with a settlement.