ESPN reports that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has reinstated Dolphins RB Ricky Williams after a suspension of 18 months for violating the NFL substance-abuse policy.
He filed for reinstatement Oct. 1.
Williams, 30, led the NFL in rushing in 2002 and last played for the Miami Dolphins in 2005 when he gained 743 yards in 12 games.
He played in the CFL for the Toronto Argonauts last season, but his campaign was cut short by a broken forearm.
Williams was set to apply for reinstatement before training camp began last July, but word leaked of a fifth failed drug test in May. The league said he could apply again in September, but Williams waited until last month to submit his letter for reinstatement.
Last week, newspaper reports in Miami indicated that Williams' agent Leigh Steinberg had conversations with Dolphins General Manager Randy Mueller, but did not get any indication of how the Dolphins were going to deal with Williams.
The Dolphins refused to comment on the Williams' matter until the commissioner rendered a decision.
Details to follow.