Randy Gregory is on the move.
The 29-year-old defensive end would have agree with the Denver Broncos on a five-year, $70 million deal with $28 million guaranteed. It comes after Gregory initially agreed to the same deal with the Cowboys earlier on Tuesday. Official Cowboys Twitter account posted then deleted a tweet welcome Gregory back to town.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Gregory changed course after the Cowboys tried to include language that protected the team in the contract.
Gregory tied a career high with six sacks last season, which was arguably his most productive after years of controversy.
Since being drafted by Dallas in the second round in 2015, Gregory has missed a total of 54 games due to drug suspensions. He was suspended for 14 games in 2016, the full season in 2017, two games in 2018, another full season in 2019, and six games in 2020 due to repeated violations.
The Broncos apparently trust Gregory moving forward after a stellar 2021 campaign. In addition to his six sacks, the Nebraska product had 17 QB hits, three forced fumbles and one interception in 12 games played.
The Cowboys kept a defenseman on Tuesday, apparently bring back safety Malik Hooper on a two-year, $8 million contract.