Report: Gregory facing 1-year ban
Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory may face a year-long ban after failing another drug test, NFL Network reported Friday.
Gregory served a fourgame suspension at the start of the season for his first substance abuse violation. He is currently serving a 10-game suspension for his second violation. According to the league’s drug policy, Gregory’s next suspension would be for a full year.
However, the NFL said in a statement it “has not been notified of any new violations.”
Gregory was originally eligible to come back next month. Matthews out again: The Packers announced linebacker Clay Matthews will miss Sunday’s against the Titans because of a lingering hamstring injury.
Matthews will be sidelined for the third straight game, and a fourth overall this season.
Coach Mike McCarthy said receiver Randall Cobb will not be limited Sunday. Cobb hurt his hamstring last month and the Packers were cautious with how they used him in last week’s loss to the Colts. Stolen ‘Magic’: Seahawks linebacker Cassius Marsh is pleading for the person who stole his valuable collection of “Magic: The Gathering” cards to return it.
Marsh told The Seattle Times the collection is valued at $20,000 to $25,000. He said he was at a nightclub in downtown Seattle on Tuesday night when someone smashed his car window and stole two backpacks containing his card collection and team-issued iPad.
Marsh, who said playing the popular fantasy trading card game helps him relax, has offered a pair of free tickets to the team’s next home game to anyone who returns the cards.
Game maker Wizards of the Coast sent Marsh a care package of cards in the meantime. Houston must wait: Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston will have to wait at least another week before making his season debut after the star pass rusher was ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Panthers.
Houston had surgery to repair his left ACL in February and was removed from the physically unable to perform list this week. Coach Andy Reid decided to give him at least another week of practice to get ready for game action.
Houston was hopeful that he would be allowed to play against the Panthers, even saying Thursday that he was ready to “dominate.” But the Chiefs would rather have him healthy for the stretch run and potential playoff games rather than rushing him back onto the field, Reid said.
Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and defensive lineman Jaye Howard also were ruled out. Extra points: Cowboys veteran QB Tony Romo was listed as questionable for the team’s game Sunday against the Steelers. Coach Jason Garrett said the team has not made a decision on what Romo’s role would be if he is active for the game. … The league determined Giants OT Ereck Flowers did not violate the personal conduct policy when he shoved a reporter last month after the team’s loss to the Packers, ESPN reported.