The NFL reinstated 33-year-old running back Travis Henry, who was officially on the reserve/suspended list serving a suspension as a repeat violator of the league's substance abuse policy.
A comeback is, at best, a longshot for Henry. He pleaded guilty in 2009 to drug trafficking and admitted involvement in a ring that dealt cocaine between Colorado and Montana.
Henry last played in the NFL with the Broncos in 2007 and has had other off-field problems. He was cut by the Broncos after a failed drug test and was unable to keep up with child support payments for his 11 children with 10 different women.
He was drafted in the second round of the 2001 draft by the Buffalo Bills and went to the Pro Bowl in 2002, when he rushed for 1,483 yards and 13 touchdowns.
He was injured in 2004 and lost his job to 2003 first-round pick Willis McGahee -- Henry said last year, the Bills "gave him my job" -- and was traded in the offseason to the Tennessee Titans. He served a four-game suspension for substance abuse that season but won the starting job in 2006 and rushed for 1,211 yards and seven touchdowns.
That earned him a four-year, $22 million contract with the Broncos before he reportedly tested positive for marijuana in 2007.