NFL reinstating Josh Gordon; WR may play in Week 4, sources say

The NFL has knowledgeable broad receiver Josh Gordon that he’s being reinstated, sources instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday, with the previous All-Professional anticipated to be eligible to play as early as Week 4.

Gordon was suspended indefinitely in December 2019 for violations of the league’s insurance policies on substance abuse and performance-enhancing substances. That was Gordon’s sixth suspension for the reason that 2013 season and his fifth for some type of substance abuse, in response to ESPN Stats & Info.

He submitted his reinstatement letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in July, and sources instructed Schefter final week that the NFL Gamers Affiliation gave its suggestion for his reinstatement.

“We’re grateful that the NFL appreciates the work that Josh put in and now he has earned one other alternative to be a part of this league,” Gordon’s agent, Zac Hiller, instructed Schefter. “We’re pleased with Josh, and I do know all of the followers cannot wait to see him on Sundays.”

Gordon, 30, had been conditionally reinstated by the NFL in December and was set to follow with the Seattle Seahawks within the remaining two weeks of the 2020 common season earlier than his reinstatement was rescinded in January. Sources instructed ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler on the time that Gordon had experienced a setback in his restoration from substance abuse.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, when requested Friday if Seattle has curiosity in bringing Gordon again for a 3rd time, mentioned he does not have sufficient info on the reinstatement to remark, however that he believes Gordon deserves one other likelihood to play within the NFL. Carroll mentioned he has all the time “thought quite a bit” of Gordon.

Gordon’s final NFL snap was with the Seahawks in December 2019. He’s vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 and is alleged to be able to play.

Earlier this 12 months, Gordon performed for the Zappers of the Fan Managed Soccer league with former Cleveland Browns teammate Johnny Manziel.

Chosen by the Browns within the 2012 supplemental draft, Gordon has appeared in additional than six video games solely as soon as for the reason that 2013 season, when he led the NFL with 1,646 receiving yards.

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