While Cowboys defensive lineman Randy Gregory is in a treatment facility, his representatives are fighting a second suspension – in addition to the four-game ban he is already faced with – that could keep him off the field for the bulk of the 2016 season.
If Gregory’s appeal is unsuccessful, the NFL will have the discretion to suspend him for an additional ten games for total of 14 or the league could add six games to his existing four-game ban, giving him a ten-game suspension in total, Ed Werder of ESPN.com tweets. David Moore of the Dallas Morning News (on Twitter) senses that Gregory’s ban is more likely to be for ten games than 14 since the NFL’s substance abuse policy is geared more towards rehabilitation than punishment.
Here’s more from the NFC East:
- Eagles coach Doug Pederson doesn’t foresee releasing linebacker Nigel Bradham after his bizarre dustup with a hotel employee, Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer tweets. Pederson went on to say that he considers him a starting linebacker. Bradham was reportedly part of a six-person group that began arguing with a Hilton Bentley hotel employee over the amount of time it took to receive an umbrella they had apparently purchased. Bradham turned himself into Miami police and was charged with aggravated battery, a second-degree felony.
- Pederson acknowledged the Eagles had interest in Anquan Boldin before he was signed by the Lions, Berman tweets. As shown on Roster Resource, the Eagles currently have Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor, Rueben Randle, Josh Huff, Chris Givens, T.J. Graham, and Hunter Sharp at wide receiver.
- Darren McFadden‘s latest elbow scan was encouraging and he is on schedule to be ready for the beginning of the Cowboys‘ regular season, Jason Cole of Bleacher Report tweets.
- The Redskins are evaluating their young running backs and outside linebackers first before making any signings, Mike Jones of the Washington Post tweets.