|ADP:||Round: 12, Pick: 9|
|Ht / Wt:||6'3" / 225 lb.|
|Born:||April 13, 1991|
|Drafted:||2012 / Rd. 2 (None)|
The NFL has rescinded Gordon's conditional reinstatement, ESPN's Brady Henderson reports.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gordon hauled in a 58-yard pass on his only target in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Panthers. He also threw an interception.
Analysis: Gordon continues to work as the No. 3 wideout behind Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf, but he only played 25 of a possible 67 offensive snaps (37 percent). The 28-year-old Gordon managed to feature his field-stretching abilities, however, setting up Tyler Lockett for a touchdown a few plays later. Over five games with the Seahawks, Gordon has yet to surpass two receptions, but he'll look to break out in Week 16 against the Cardinals' worst-ranked passing defense (294.2 yards allowed per game).
Gordon hauled in two of five targets for 34 yards in Sunday's 28-12 loss to the Rams.
Analysis: This was Gordon's best stat line since arriving in Seattle. While his numbers were nothing to write home about, it's intriguing that Gordon recorded 37 offensive snaps, establishing himself as the No. 3 wideout ahead of Malik Turner (15) and David Moore (14). Gordon's promotion was a matter of if, not when, and he seems to be comfortable with the playbook and Russell Wilson, who connected with him on a key fourth down in the fourth quarter. He'll look to break through in Week 15's matchup against the Panthers.
Gordon caught his only target, a 10-yard gain during Monday's 37-30 win over Minnesota.
Analysis: Gordon broke over the middle for a third-down conversion during Seattle's second drive of the game Monday to set up a game-tying touchdown. He wasn't targeted again. He hasn't quite rounded into form yet with four catches for 47 yards in three games with Seattle and you should probably wait until he puts together a nice game or two before turning to him. Sunday offers a tough matchup against division rival Los Angeles and the league's 10th-ranked pass defense.
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