Schefter: Aldon Smith reinstated by NFL on conditional basis

Aldon Smith conditionally reinstated by NFL
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Aldon Smith, the erstwhile 49er and Raiders defensive standout, took a big step on his winding path back to the NFL on Wednesday.

Cowboys’ pass rusher Aldon Smith was conditionally reinstated by the NFL today, per source. He now is cleared to take part in Cowboys’ virtual off-season program.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 20, 2020

Smith, who agreed to a deal with the Cowboys on April 1, hasn't seen an NFL season since he appeared for the then Oakland Raiders in nine games in 2015.