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Randy Gregory Expected to Sign With Denver Broncos

Read about Randy Gregory's free agency signing and his early collegiate career at the University of Nebraska.
Randy Gregory

Randy Gregory is expected to sign a new contract with the Denver Broncos. After initial reports that he would be re-signing with the Cowboys, the deal reportedly fell apart. Gregory spent the last five seasons with the Dallas Cowboys.

Randy Gregory, Denver Broncos, Expected to Agree to Contract

Gregory was selected 60th overall in the second round of the 2015 NFL draft. The Dallas defensive end was projected as a high first-round selection before failing a drug test at the 2015 NFL Combine. After failing the drug test Gregory fell to the second round where Dallas drafted him at a discount.

The defensive end made a splash in 2018 with six sacks and 25 total tackles. Gregory’s 2018 season comes after a season-long suspension for violating the substance-abuse policy. The defensive end then failed a second drug test earning a suspension for the remainder of the 2017 season.

More Substance Abuse Issues

Randy Gregory would continue to have difficulties with the substance-abuse policy with more suspensions requiring reinstatement. He missed the 2019 season for yet another substance-abuse violation. Gregory would return in 2020 with 3.5 sacks and 21 tackles in 10 games. The talented defensive end got his act together and started 11 out of 12 games played in 2021 registering six sacks. Gregory spent some time on the injured reserve with a calf injury before returning against the Washington Commanders. The defensive end made his presence known with a sack, forced fumble, and his first career interception against his NFC East rivals.

Early Football Years

Gregory began his collegiate career at Arizona Western College. In 2011 Gregory astonished the NJCAA with 82 tackles, nine sacks, 21 tackles for loss, and three forced fumbles. Gregory also helped to lead his team to the NJCAA national championship. Injuries plagued the young defensive linemen as he missed his entire sophomore season with a broken leg.

The defensive lineman committed to Purdue University before failing to remain academically eligible. He settled for the University of Nebraska where he enjoyed a stellar career. As a sophomore, he registered another 66 tackles, 10.5 sacks, and an interception which he returned for a touchdown. His efforts earned him first-team All-Big Ten honors.

Scouts regarded Gregory as a top defensive player and draft prospect going into his junior season. He added to his pedigree with 54 tackles, seven sacks, another interception, and two blocked kicks. After a stellar two seasons with Nebraska Gregory decided to forgo his senior season and enter the 2015 NFL Draft.

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