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NFL reinstates five players from gambling suspensions

ESPN News Services

The NFL has reinstated five players who were suspended for the 2023 season for violating the NFL’s gambling policy.

Washington Commanders defensive end Shaka Toney and four free agents — defensive end Rashod Berry, wide receiver Quintez Cephus, safety C.J. Moore, and defensive end Demetrius Taylor — were reinstated.

Defensive back Isaiah Rodgers, who also was suspended last year for at least the 2023 season, wasn’t reinstated Thursday. His situation remains under review, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday. Both Rodgers and Berry were with the Indianapolis Colts at the time of their suspensions, and both were released by the team last year.

Rodgers later signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, who hold his rights if he gets reinstated.

Cephus and Moore were with the Detroit Lions at the time of their suspensions and both were released by the team. Cephus had 37 catches for 568 yards and four touchdowns with the Lions in three seasons. Moore appeared in 56 games for Detroit from 2019-22.

Toney is a 2021 seventh-round pick who has 1.5 sacks with Washington in two seasons.

Taylor was a free agent at the time of his suspension.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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