Packers: DE Jolly Returning?

By johnclaude

Jrlombardi reports DE Jolly wants to come back.

Jolly hopes to play for Green Bay Packers if reinstated in NFL--Johnny Jolly soon will be filing for reinstatement to the NFL after his one-season suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. Jolly, a defensive end, became eligible to apply for reinstatement after the Super Bowl. His agent, Brian Overstreet, said Friday that he and Jolly have begun filling out extensive paperwork with the league and were optimistic that commissioner Rodger Goodell will lift Jolly’s suspension this offseason. “We’re in the process of doing it now, and we’re hopeful of that (reinstatement),” Overstreet said. Jolly was suspended indefinitely last offseason for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy and remains under contract with the Packers because he signed a one-year restricted free-agent tender last offseason. That contract was tolled once he was suspended and would pick up again once he’s reinstated, Overstreet said. Jolly hopes to play for the Packers again. Jolly’s reinstatement will depend mostly on whether he’s complied with the NFL’s substance-abuse program and stayed out of trouble with the law since being suspended.

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