Johnny Jolly to be reinstated by NFL Monday, per report

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

According to sources, former Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly will be reinstated on Monday, following a lengthy prison stay.

According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, former Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly will be reinstated into the league.

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The reinstatement will be effective on Monday, March 4, per league spokesman. Jolly reportedly applied for reinstatement in June, and will finally be allowed a second chance to make a living in the NFL. He was originally disband from the league following a string of arrests.

Jolly served prison time for significant possession of codeine.

At age 29, the former sixth-rounder from Texas A&M will be hoping for an opportunity to compete again. He will be a tough sell to NFL teams, considering the incoming talent since his departure from the league. Jolly has been out of football since 2009, and has a serious criminal background.

By no means should the Packers be expected to welcome him with open arms. Should Jolly ink a deal, it should be for the league minimum near the end of free agency.

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