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Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon

Wide Receiver #12
Team: Seattle Seahawks
Ht / Wt:6'3" / 225 lb.
College:Baylor
Age:29
Born:April 13, 1991
Drafted:2012 / Rd. 2 (None)
Draft Team:CLE

Josh Gordon: Expecting update soon

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.

June 25, 2020 12:18 PM EST

Josh Gordon: Seeking return to NFL

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.

June 18, 2020 12:30 PM EST

Josh Gordon: Hopes for training camp return

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

Josh Gordon: Intends to return in 2020

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.

March 18, 2020 9:17 PM EST

Josh Gordon: Suspended indefinitely

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.

December 16, 2019 1:16 PM EST

Josh Gordon: Catches deep ball Sunday

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).

December 16, 2019 8:01 AM EST

Josh Gordon: Pulling away as No. 3 wideout

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.

December 9, 2019 9:32 AM EST

Josh Gordon: Catches one pass in win

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.

December 3, 2019 6:50 PM EST

Josh Gordon: Shakes off ankle injury

Gordon (ankle) was a full participant in Friday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: The Seahawks listed Gordon as a limited participant on Thursday's estimated practice report, but the wideout's ability to take all the reps during Friday's session paves the way for him to enter the Week 13 matchup with the Vikings minus a designation. Like Gordon, DK Metcalf (knee) was also able to upgrade to full participation Friday, leaving both players in line to potentially fill larger roles in the passing attack should top option Tyler Lockett (shin/illness) sit out the Monday night matchup. Lockett was unable to take any reps Friday, leaving his status one to track ahead of the Seahawks' final practice of the week Saturday.

November 29, 2019 4:49 PM EST

Josh Gordon: Tending to ankle issue

Gordon (ankle) is listed as a limited participant on Thursday's practice estimate, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: In two games with the Seahawks, Gordon logged 37 percent of the offensive snaps Week 10 against the 49ers and 33 percent of those plays this past Sunday at Philadelphia. Such a workload hasn't lent itself to much production, as he's hauled in three of four targets for 37 yards. Now with an ankle injury in tow, Gordon's status should be monitored to get a sense of his availability for Monday's contest against the Vikings.

November 28, 2019 1:44 PM EST

Josh Gordon: Minimal usage in win

Gordon caught one of three targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 17-9 win over the Eagles.

Analysis: Gordon now has three receptions over two games with the Seahawks, and each one was a third-down conversion. It was a slow day for Seattle's receivers overall, as Russell Wilson completed a season-low 13 passes with no receivers topping 38 yards. Gordon is still looking to find his game with Seattle, and he'll look to leverage another week of practice into increased production Week 13 against the Vikings.

November 24, 2019 2:50 PM EST

Josh Gordon: Not practicing Friday

Gordon (knee/ankle) wasn't present for the media-access portion of Friday's practice, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Gordon is not trending in the right direction in advance of Monday night's game against the Jets, but he still has a chance to make a practice appearance Saturday. If he's out or limited in Week 7, Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) would be a candidate to see an expanded workload, assuming he's able to rejoin the Patriots' lineup after a one-game absence. Additionally, Jakobi Meyers would figure to see added work Monday in such a scenario, more so if Dorsett experiences any setbacks.

October 18, 2019 10:12 AM EST

Josh Gordon: Dealing with knee and ankle issues

Gordon, who didn't practice Thursday, is listed with both a knee injury as well as an ankle issue, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

Analysis: With an ankle issue on top of his previously reported knee concern, Gordon's status will need to be monitored leading up to Monday night's game against the Jets. If he doesn't rally in time to suit up for that contest, added opportunities could be available for Phillip Dorsett (hamstring), assuming he's able to rejoin the Patriots' lineup in Week 7.

October 17, 2019 1:48 PM EST

Josh Gordon: Not practicing Thursday

Gordon (knee) was not spotted at Thursday's practice, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Gordon was forced out of the Patriots' win over the Giants last Thursday with a knee issue, and his absence from practice signals that his status will need to be monitored in advance of Monday's night's contest against the Jets. While Gordon was sidelined this Thursday, Phillip Dorsett (hamstring), on the plus side, was able to work after being unavailable in Week 6.

October 17, 2019 9:57 AM EST

Josh Gordon: Not practicing Tuesday

Gordon (knee) was present at the portion of Tuesday's practice open to the media, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The Patriots don't play again until Monday night against the Jets in New York, so they won't post a Week 7 practice report until Thursday. At that point, Gordon will have had two additional days to recover from the knee injury that he suffered last Thursday against the Giants and will receive an official listing.

October 15, 2019 9:14 AM EST

Josh Gordon: Reportedly avoids serious injury

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network suggests that Gordon avoided a major knee injury Thursday night against the Giants.

Analysis: Rapoport notes that the wideout was spotted in the second half riding a stationary bike, which hints that he might have had a chance to re-enter the contest. That's not to say that Gordon won't be impacted by the injury, but he'll have some extra recovery time, with the Patriots' next game not until Oct. 21 against the Jets. With Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) already out, Julian Edelman, Jakobi Meyers and Gunner Olszewski finished Thursday night's contest as the team's top three wide receivers. Prior to his exit, Gordon caught his only target for seven yards.

October 11, 2019 6:32 AM EST

Josh Gordon: Questionable to return Thursday

Gordon is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Giants with a knee injury.

Analysis: Gordon had his left leg bent back awkwardly while attempting to keep Giants' linebacker Markus Golden out of the endzone late in the second quarter. He worked on the bike for a while on the sideline but did not appear on the field prior to halftime. The Patriots are already short-handed at receiver, with Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) and 2019 first-round pick N'Keal Harry (ankle) both out. If Gordon does not return, he will have 11 days to recover before a Week 7 matchup against the Jets.

October 10, 2019 7:13 PM EST

Josh Gordon: Active in Week 6

Gordon (knee) is listed as active for Thursday night's game against the Giants.

Analysis: Julian Edelman (chest), who was also listed as questionable for the contest, is active as well, and the duo should be busy with No. 3 wideout Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) unavailable and set to be replaced by Jakobi Meyers on Thursday. Gordon -- whose only TD came Week 1 -- has averaged seven targets and 56 receiving yards five games into the 2019 season, but it's not hard to imagine him logging increased production in the coming weeks, given his stable role as a starter in a New England offense and the playmaking upside that he possesses.

October 10, 2019 3:56 PM EST

Josh Gordon: Listed as questionable for Week 6

Gordon (knee) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Giants.

Analysis: Julian Edelman (chest) is also listed as questionable for the contest, but we expect both to be available for Thursday night's 8:20 ET kickoff. Gordon is averaging seven targets and 56 receiving yards five games into the 2019 season, but it's not hard to imagine him picking up the pace in the coming weeks, given that he's been logging plenty of snaps in his role as a starting wideout for the Patriots.

October 9, 2019 1:21 PM EST

Josh Gordon: Limited for Tuesday's walkthrough

Gordon (knee) was listed as a limited participant for Tuesday's practice.

Analysis: Since Tuesday's practice was a low-speed walkthrough, it's not a good indicator for Gordon's health going into Thursday's game versus the Giants. He was able to shake off the knee issues in time for Week 5's game versus the Redskins, and he appears to be on a similar track again.

October 8, 2019 2:16 PM EST

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