The Vikings used the 23rd overall pick on receiver Laquon Treadwell in 2016. He has 21 catches for 215 yards and no touchdowns in two seasons.
Tredwell, 22, played 80 offensive snaps and 47 special teams snaps as a rookie and 500 offensive snaps and 46 special teams snaps last season.
Given that previous precedent, it’s possible that Goodell will ask Gregory for another sustained period of progress before ultimately granting his return.
Dallas Cowboys playing the waiting game For the Cowboys, Gregory’s availability is little more than a pipe dream until it actually materializes.
His failure of multiple drug tests resulted in him missing the majority of the past two seasons, effectively rendering him back to square one from a developmental standpoint.
He’s also arguably further behind than incoming rookies, who have been in the building working since April and who were also playing on a field competitively only months ago.
I just think you try to find out where he is,Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said.
Rodgers talked to the media Monday for the first time since Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reported Rodgers wants some sort of out clause that would allow him to renegotiate the deal if another quarterback gets a bigger deal.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media piggybacked Monday, saying Rodgers wants a series of player options throughout his contract so he can at least have some sort of control over what he makes and under the circumstances under which he makes them.
I don’t talk about it to the media, and I don’t think my agent is either, Rodgers said, via video from Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. A lot of it is just conjecture. Or stories that aren’t really based in factual interactions or misrepresented actions. I think that’s just part of it.
Rodgers’ answer didn’t answer the question, but he also didn’t deny he wants some control over his future salary.