Gordan (suspension) has submitted his reinstatement letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, with the wideout hoping to join a team before training camp, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Gordon was released by the Seahawks in March and reportedly has passed all the league's drug tests for at least the past three months. The 30-year-old wideout hasn't played in the NFL since 2019, but he was part of the Fan Controlled Football league earlier this year.
Jul 2, 2021 1:30 PM EST
The Seahawks released Gordon (suspension) on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Gordon is indefinitely suspended from the NFL and recently joined the Zappers in the Fan Controlled Football league. He made five appearances for the Seahawks -- all in late 2019 -- and caught seven passes for 139 yards.
Mar 4, 2021 1:31 PM EST
Gordon will participate in the Fan Controlled League in the offseason, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: The Fan Controlled League season ends in late March, so Gordon shouldn't have an issue playing for a NFL team should he be reinstated from his indefinite suspension due to violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Gordon is set to be an unrestricted free agent March 17 and has not played in the NFL since 2019.
Feb 27, 2021 12:30 PM EST
The NFL has rescinded Gordon's conditional reinstatement, ESPN's Brady Henderson reports.
Analysis: The report notes that the decision, which results in Gordon -- who last played in December of 2019 -- being suspended indefinitely, stems for the wide receiver violating terms of his reinstatement under the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
Jan 16, 2021 6:03 AM EST
The NFL revealed Tuesday that Gordon will remain on the commissioner's exempt list indefinitely, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Gordon had a setback in his battle with substance abuse, thus violating the terms of his conditional reinstatement. He won't be allowed to practice or play indefinitely.
Dec 22, 2020 6:36 PM EST
The NFL determined Tuesday that Gordon hasn't satisfied all the terms of his conditional reinstatement, and he'll revert to the commissioner's exempt list, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Analysis: Despite being activated Monday, it appears Gordon still has a few more hurdles to clear before he can return to game action. For the time being, Gordon can attend team meetings and participate in individual workouts, but he can't practice or play in games. With that in mind, his status is murky for Sunday's game against the Rams.
Dec 22, 2020 5:34 PM EST
The Seahawks added Gordon (suspension) to the 53-man roster Monday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Analysis: Gordon was reinstated to the NFL on Dec. 3, and he's met the terms of his conditional reinstatement. The 29-year-old wide receiver will join the team at practice and meetings this week. According to Condotta, coach Pete Carroll said Monday that "we are planning the week like he has a chance to contribute." Gordon's conditioning will be evaluated during practice, and if all goes well, he should be in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rams. It's unlikely that Gordon ever puts together the numbers that earned All-Pro honors back in 2013, but he could establish himself as yet another speedy option in Russell Wilson's arsenal.
Dec 21, 2020 3:19 PM EST
Gordon (suspension) has met the terms of his conditional reinstatement from the league and will rejoin the Seahawks for team activities Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: The NFL reinstated Gordon on Dec. 3, but he's only been able to take part in individual workouts and team meetings since that time. The wideout will be integrated into practices next week, and if the Seahawks are satisfied with his conditioning, the 29-year-old could make his 2020 debut Dec. 27 versus the Rams. While the hope of Gordon rediscovering the All-Pro form he showed with the Browns in 2013 is probably a pipe dream at this point, the wideout could give the Seahawks another deep-ball threat that defenses will have to monitor, which may free up receivers DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett for more one-on-one matchups.
Dec 20, 2020 6:42 AM EST
Head coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that Gordon (suspension) has looked good in his recent workouts and remains on track to make his season debut when he's eligible to return from the Commissioner Exempt List in Week 16 versus the Rams, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. "Josh's workouts are going great," Carroll said. "He's really fit, he feels really good. He feels like he's ready to jump on a practice field. He'll have all of this week, and then he'll be available to us next week."
Analysis: Gordon can't technically practice with the Seahawks until next week, but he's been able to take part in individual workouts and team meetings since the NFL reinstated him from his year-long suspension Dec. 3. The lack of on-field reps over the past year means Gordon likely won't be pressed into a major role over the Seahawks' final two regular-season games, as Carroll noted that the wideout still needs to regain full conditioning following the lengthy layoff. That said, Gordon's presence will at least give the Seahawks another downfield threat to complement Russell Wilson's favorite targets, DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett.
Dec 17, 2020 11:11 AM EST
While the NFL reinstated Gordon (suspension) on Thursday, he won't be eligible to play until the final two games of the season, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports.
Analysis: Gordon's most recent suspension will have spanned one year once he's able to return to action. Most of his 27-426-1 line from last season occurred as a member of the Patriots, but he did average 19.9 YPC on his seven receptions with the Seahawks. Once he's able to suit up -- likely Sunday, Dec. 27 against the Rams -- Gordon will serve as a deep threat alongside DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett.
Dec 3, 2020 12:54 PM EST
The NFL reinstated Gordon (suspension) on Thursday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Before yet another suspension, Gordon fared well in stints with the Patriots and Seahawks last season, posting 27 catches for 426 yards and one touchdown on 47 targets. Among the receptions, he ripped off eight for more than 20 yards, so he'll add a deep threat to a receiving corps that also includes DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett.
Dec 3, 2020 12:46 PM EST
The Seahawks remain hopeful that Gordon (suspension) will be reinstated by the NFL in the coming weeks, though the team has yet to receive an official timeline on a decision from the league, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: The NFL banned Gordon indefinitely last December for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances and substances of abuse, marking the sixth suspension of his career. Though Gordon applied for reinstatement July 17 and reached an agreement in early September to re-sign with Seattle, he's stuck in a holding pattern while he waits for the league to approve his request to resume his career. Garafolo speculates that the NFL may be viewing Gordon's indefinite suspension as a year-long one, in which case the wideout might not be cleared to play until Week 10. His previous violation is believed to have occurred after Week 9 of the 2019 campaign, as the Patriots mysteriously chose to waive him around that time before news of his suspension became public knowledge just under two months later.
Oct 25, 2020 10:05 AM EST
Gordon (suspension) has yet to hear word from the NFL on the application for reinstatement he submitted June 18, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: The league's collective bargaining agreement calls for decision on reinstatement appeals to be made within 60 days, so Gordon is well overdue to receive word from the NFL on the matter. Gordon already reached agreement with Seattle on a new deal back in September, but he won't be eligible to sign a contract with the team until he's formally reinstatement. The NFL previously suspended Gordon for the sixth time in his career back in December following his fifth violation of the league's policies on performance-enhancing drugs and substances of abuse.
Oct 4, 2020 9:48 AM EST
Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that he "can't comment" on when Josh Gordon (suspension) will be reinstated, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Analysis: Gordon, who is currently still serving an indefinite suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, re-signed with Seattle early August. When available, he's expected to compete with Phillip Dorsett (foot) and David Moore for work behind top receivers Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf, but time is running short for Gordon to receive the all-clear ahead of Sept. 13's season-opener in Atlanta.
Sep 7, 2020 4:20 PM EST
Gordon (suspension) re-signed with the Seahawks on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Gordon is hoping to be reinstated from suspension before the start of the season, or at least early on in the year. He never really seized the No. 3 receiver role in Seattle last season, catching seven of 11 targets for 139 yards in five games before a violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy led to another indefinite suspension. With Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf locked in as full-time players, the 29-year-old Gordon will need to compete against Phillip Dorsett and David Moore for the No. 3 job.
Sep 3, 2020 8:25 AM EST
Gordon (suspension) expects to have an update on his reinstatement to the NFL within the next month, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Gordon is an unrestricted free agent but may not draw any interest from teams until he learns more about his eligibility status for 2020. He submitted a letter of reinstatement June 17, and he reportedly has been working out and staying sober in the meantime.
Jun 25, 2020 12:18 PM EST
Gordon submitted a letter of reinstatement Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Gordon was suspended indefinitely in December for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances and substances of abuse. The ban is the sixth of his career. In the meantime, Gordon has been running routes to prepare for a return, but whether that happens remains to be seen.
Jun 18, 2020 12:30 PM EST
Gordon (suspension) hopes to be reinstated by training camp, Ben Arthur of SeattlePI reports.
Analysis: Gordon is currently serving his sixth career suspension in the form of an indefinite ban for violating the league's performance-enhancing substances and substances of abuse policy Dec. 16. Currently a free agent, Gordon hauled in 27 passes for 426 yards and one score across 11 combined games with the Seahawks and Patriots in 2019, and he previously served as a key contributor in New England's aerial attack in 2018 while averaging 18.0 yards per catch. The 29-year-old still offers intriguing field-stretching abilities, and earning reinstatement in time to participate in training camps would likely increase his chances of getting a shot with a new club, but he'll first need to convince league officials that he's made tangible progress off the field.
May 21, 2020 3:15 PM EST
Gordon (suspension) plans to return to the NFL for the 2020 season, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Gordon was suspended indefinitely Dec. 16 for violating the league's performance-enhancing substances and substances of abuse policies. This was his sixth suspension, and he currently is a free agent. Commissioner Roger Goodell will ensure Gordon makes steady progress before returning to the field. The 29-year-old spent the 2019 season with both the Patriots and Seahawks, totaling 27 receptions for 426 yards and a touchdown.
Mar 18, 2020 9:17 PM EST
Gordon has been suspended indefinitely for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances and substances of abuse, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
Analysis: Considering Gordon's repeat offender status, he's likely done for the season.
Dec 16, 2019 1:16 PM EST
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