Suspended players could be back on the field sooner than expected

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According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, the NFL has started to inform players who have satisfied the terms of their current suspensions under the league’s new proposed drug policy that they should be reinstated by Sunday, a sign that the new policy will surely be in place by then. This means that Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick and Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker, who were serving four-game suspensions for positive amphetamine tests, will have their suspensions cut in half.

In addition, Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon, currently serving a season-long suspension for multiple violations of the league’s drug and alcohol policies, will have his suspension reduced to 10 games, and he’s already served two.

The primary point in the new drug policy is the addition of testing for Human Growth Hormone, which the NFLPA has been resisting since the current collective bargaining agreement was ratified in 2011. The…

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