Calvin Ridley makes decision on NFL reinstatement application, per report
Calvin Ridley has not played in the NFL since the 2021 season. On Wednesday, Ridley reportedly started the process to try and return to the field in 2023.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Ridley officially filed his application for reinstatement to the league after missing the entire 2022 season. He was suspended for all of 2022 for betting on games in November of 2021.
Jaguars’ WR Calvin Ridley, who was suspended one season after being accused of betting on games in November 2021 while he played with the Falcons, is in fact applying to the NFL today for reinstatement, per source. Today is first day Ridley can apply, and he’s wasting no time.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 15, 2023
The former first-round pick last played for the Atlanta Falcons in Week 7 of the 2021 season. He eventually stepped away from the Falcons midseason while citing mental health concerns. Ridley was traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars during the 2022 season despite serving his suspension.
Ridley was once a budding star for the Falcons, leading the team with 90 catches, 1,374 yards and 9 touchdowns during the 2020 season. He has career totals of 248 catches, 3,342 yards and 28 touchdowns across 4 NFL seasons.