Former Dallas Cowboys pass-rusher David Irving has signed with the Las Vegas Raiders.

He joined the practice squad, while the Raiders enacted quarterback Marcus Mariota off injured reserve.

Irving must even now finish the NFL’s new six-day player intake process.

Irving, 27, last played in the NFL in 2018. In the wake of being suspended by the league uncertainly for disregarding its policy and program for substances of maltreatment for the second time, he “quit” on an Instagram Live story a year ago contrary to the NFL’s drug stance, especially as to marijuana.

The league restored him on Friday and Irving, may be floated by the idea of rejoining with Raiders defensive line coach Rod Marinelli, for whom he played in Dallas, started the COVID-19 testing measure.

All things considered, while Irving will be qualified to enter the Raiders facility and sign his agreement on Thursday, as long as his COVID tests stay negative, he isn’t required to be added to Las Vegas’ 53-man list around then. Nor will he play Sunday night against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Allegiant Stadium.

Irving, a cannabis advocate, retweeted an announcement last September that said he was being suspended for picking “#plantsoverpills and was forced into a 3 month closed door rehab with a bunch of #opioid #addicts and only so I could go back to the league and be prescribed opioids.”

The 6-foot-7, 290-pound Irving had 12.5 sacks in 37 games more than four seasons for the Cowboys, remembering seven for eight games in 2017, yet has played in just two games since the beginning of the 2018 season.

The Raiders, then, are falling off their bye week and could use help rushing the passer as their seven-team sacks rank tied for 29th in the NFL, with defensive end Maxx Crosby driving Las Vegas with four sacks.

The Houston Chronicle initially announced Irving would sign with Las Vegas.

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