Written by Luis Sung | Twitter: @FLSportDebater
After much speculation and stalling on the part of the NFL and the NFLPA, the new drug policy for the NFL has finally gone through, and with its passing, safety Reshad Jones and defensive end Dion Jordan have had their suspensions lifted. Jones and Jordan had both been given four-game suspensions due to failed drug tests, what exactly set them off however is unknown to us.
It seems unlikely that Jordan will get to play right away as he still needs to get back to form and work in practice, Jones on the other hand might get to play because as the starting safety, he is probably still an upgrade over backup Jimmy Wilson despite not having practiced since the preseason ended.
However with Jones and Jordan needing to be reinstated, that means that two players currently on the 53-man roster need to be cut. Likely candidates would probably be cornerback Sammy Seamster who was only added very recently and Bruce Gaston, who was claimed off waivers after being cut by the New England Patriots.
Having Jones and Jordan back should really help things in the long run, and it should be a major boost for the team going into week three, and possibly on Sunday against Buffalo.