Randy Gregory not attending Buccaneers’ mandatory minicamp amid open discrimination lawsuit against NFL and Broncos


Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Randy Gregory did not attend the team’s mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, head coach Todd Bowles announced Tuesday via the Tampa Bay Times. Gregory’s unexcused absence means he now faces fines, and if he misses all three days, he faces a fine of over $100,000.

Discussing the absence, head coach Todd Bowles said, “We’ll deal with it.”

The 31-year-old signed a one-year contract with the Bucks as a free agent in April. In 2023, he played for the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers.

Gregory currently has open investigation against the NFL and Broncos for discrimination. He filed the lawsuit after being fined more than $500,000 last year for taking disability medications, including THC. Gregory claims he was prescribed these medications to help treat social anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

THC is a banned substance in the league and is currently punishable by fine, but not probation. The lawsuit says the NFL did not grant him drug approval at Gregory’s request.

Gregory played five years for the Dallas Cowboys, who selected him in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, before joining the Broncos. He played one full season in Denver and was traded to the 49ers during his sophomore year.

In 72 career games, he has totaled 117 tackles, 69 quarterback hits and 22 sacks.