PRO FOOTBALL DAILY REPORT : NFC : Cowboys’ Holmes Out for a Year?
Defensive back Clayton Holmes may be lost to the Dallas Cowboys for a full year because of violations of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Tuesday.
The NFL announced Friday that Holmes and defensive tackle Leon Lett had been suspended for four games, effective immediately. But a source the newspaper did not identify said the league intends to suspend Holmes for a year.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said, “I only know what we announced.”
Cowboy owner Jerry Jones also declined comment. There is no indication that Lett will be suspended for any more than the announced four games, his agent said Monday.
The Carolina Panthers, who will be without top rusher Derrick Moore for at least a month because of a knee injury, have signed running back Blair Thomas and claimed Anthony Johnson off waivers from the Chicago Bears.
New York Giant safety Vencie Glenn likely will not play Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. He suffered a pinched nerve in his neck in Seattle on Sunday when cornerback Thomas Randolph’s right knee inadvertently rammed into his facemask.