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Josh Gordon reveals why he chose to sign with Chiefs

Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon apparently had options when deciding which team he wanted to return to the NFL with following his reinstatement. His ultimate choice, however, was an easy one.

Gordon said his previous team, the Seattle Seahawks, had shown interest in bringing him back. When the Kansas City Chiefs entered the running, the wide receiver said it became a pretty easy choice.

“Kansas City, for an offensive player right now, and the offensive climate we have in the NFL, is a dream destination,” Gordon said Friday, via Sam McDowell of the Kansas City Star. “It was an easy decision to make.

“I knew nothing about the city. I just knew there was a good group of guys here. The camaraderie, the family-life environment — when I got here, I knew immediately this was a place that could look out for me, take care of me, and I could reciprocate that back and come in and do my job and make it easy on myself.”

The Chiefs really do have the look of a team ideal for Gordon’s skillset. He doesn’t need to be the No. 1 option with Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill on the field. However, the Chiefs haven’t really had anyone step up as a No. 2 receiver behind Hill, meaning there’s opportunity for Gordon. Plus, Patrick Mahomes is a great quarterback to have throwing to you.

Gordon has looked exciting in practice and made one catch in limited usage in his debut last week against Buffalo. He could really be unleashed Sunday against Washington.

Patrick Mahomes’ thoughts on Josh Gordon revealed

Josh Gordon

The Kansas City Chiefs have added Josh Gordon to their potent offense, and apparently Patrick Mahomes is pretty excited about that.

Gordon was reinstated by the NFL on Sept. 24 and agreed to a deal with the Chiefs a few days later. He began with the practice squad and could end up being activated in the near future.

Mahomes is stoked for that possibility.

NBC Sports’ Mike Florio spoke during “Football Night in America” on Sunday about Mahomes’ thoughts on Gordon. Florio relayed thoughts that came from a conversation he had with the Chiefs quarterback.

“Mahomes is also very excited about the prospect of next Sunday night adding receiver Josh Gordon,” Florio said. “Mahomes went on and on about how enthused he is about having this guy on the team about how hard he works about how special he is. And he can’t wait to make him a part of the offense.”

It’s unclear when Gordon will be activated by the Chiefs to play, but we know how hyped Mahomes is for the possibility.

Mahomes passed for five touchdowns on Sunday in a win over the Eagles. He completed 11 passes to Tyreek Hill for 186 yards and three touchdowns. He also has great targets in Travis Kelce and Mecole Hardman. Adding Gordon to the mix will really make the offense even better.

Josh Gordon draws rave reviews after first week of practice

Josh Gordon

It is hard to expect much from Josh Gordon after all the trouble he has had in his once-promising NFL career, but apparently he is off to a solid start with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Gordon was so impressive in his first week of practice with the Chiefs that he could be promoted to the active roster next week, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. The 30-year-old is reportedly in outstanding shape despite not playing in a game since 2019.

Rapoport notes that Gordon has picked up Kansas City’s offense fairly quickly. Brad Childress, who worked under Andy Reid with the Chiefs from 2013-2017, was the offensive coordinator with the Cleveland Browns in 2012 when Gordon was there. Because of that, there are aspects of the Chiefs’ offense that are already familiar to Gordon.

One source told Rapoport that Gordon has looked like a true No. 1 receiver in his limited practice reps.

There’s no question Gordon is physically gifted. He was one of the best receivers in the NFL earlier in his career. The question, of course, is whether he can avoid setbacks in his ongoing battle with substance abuse. To this point, he has not shown that he can do that.

Josh Gordon agrees to deal with Chiefs

Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon was once again reinstated by the NFL last week, and it appears he will have yet another outstanding opportunity to revive his career.

Gordon’s agents revealed on Monday that the 30-year-old wide receiver will sign with the Kansas City Chiefs, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The Chiefs have solid receiver depth even after losing Sammy Watkins this past offseason, but signing Gordon will cost them next to nothing. The same was true when the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks — Gordon’s two most recent teams — gave Gordon a shot to prove he can stay clean.

To this point, Gordon has not shown he can do that. He looked like he was going to be able to contribute with the Seahawks toward the end of last season, but he had another setback in his ongoing battle with substance abuse. He then had his conditional reinstatement rescinded and was suspended again.

The NFL Players Association recently recommended to the NFL that Gordon be reinstated after he completed his treatment program. Gordon had been subject to drug tests for the last several months, and he reportedly passed all of them.

The odds are obviously stacked against Gordon, but Kansas City is a great landing spot for him.

Josh Gordon once again reinstated by NFL

Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon has squandered multiple chances to revive his once promising NFL career, but the veteran wide receiver will now have another.

Gordon has been informed by the NFL that he has been reinstated, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

Gordon was with the Seattle Seahawks last year and looked like he was going to be eligible to play toward the end of the season, but he had another setback in his ongoing battle with substance abuse. He then had his conditional reinstatement rescinded and was suspended again.

The NFL Players Association recently recommended to the NFL that Gordon be reinstated after the 30-year-old completed his treatment program. Gordon had been subject to drug tests for the last several months, and he reportedly passed all of them.

The odds are obviously stacked against Gordon. He has had numerous chances to prove he can stay clean, and it always ends the same way. He joined another league earlier this year and made his impact felt with plays like this, but it’s unclear if any NFL teams will give him a chance.

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Josh Gordon completes treatment program, could be reinstated

Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon is hoping for yet another shot to play in the NFL, and the wide receiver appears to be on the right path toward getting cleared.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Gordon has completed his latest NFL-monitored treatment program. The NFL Players Association has recommended to the league that the former Pro Bowler be reinstated.

Gordon had been subject to drug tests for the last several months, and he reportedly passed all of them.

Gordon was with the Seattle Seahawks last year and looked like he was going to be eligible to play toward the end of the season, but he had another setback in his ongoing battle with substance abuse. He then had his conditional reinstatement rescinded and was suspended again.

The odds are obviously stacked against Gordon. The 30-year-old has had numerous chances to prove he can stay clean, and it always ends the same way. He joined another league earlier this year and made his impact felt with plays like this, but it’s unclear if any NFL teams will give him a chance.

Josh Gordon applies for NFL reinstatement

Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon is once again looking for an NFL return and is hopeful of joining up with a team for the 2021 season.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the veteran wide receiver has officially sent a reinstatement letter to commissioner Roger Goodell and hopes to be cleared for training camp. Gordon has been subjected to random drug tests for the last three months, and reportedly has passed all of them.

Gordon has dealt with substance abuse problems for his entire career, and has been suspended eight times. His most recent reinstatement was rescinded after a setback last December. He hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2019, though he has found a way to stay active in football even while ineligible for the NFL.

Now 30 years old, Gordon hasn’t been a major contributor to an NFL team for quite some time. Even if he is reinstated, he’s likely going to have to earn his way onto an NFL roster during training camp.

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Josh Gordon still hoping to play in NFL despite latest suspension

Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon is currently serving yet another suspension following his latest slip-up, but the wide receiver insists he remains committed to continuing his career in the NFL.

Gordon was a guest on Adam Schefter’s podcast this week, and he said he has been training in hopes of getting yet another shot in the NFL. The 29-year-old did not hesitate when asked if he plans to continue playing.

“Yes sir, absolutely,” Gordon said.

Gordon was with the Seattle Seahawks last year and looked like he was going to be eligible to play toward the end of the season, but he had another setback in his ongoing battle with substance abuse. He then had his conditional reinstatement rescinded and was suspended again.

Even after multiple suspensions for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, Gordon says he is not ready to throw in the towel.

“Despite my past mistakes and my career not going as well as I planned it for myself, it doesn’t mean I have to stop and hang the cleats up and try something new,” he added. “I’m not prepared for that right now. Playing football is still my dream and I’m able to do it at a high level.”

The odds are obviously stacked against Gordon. He has had numerous chances to prove he can stay clean, and it always ends the same way. While he recently joined another league and made a huge play (video here), his goal is clearly still to play in the NFL. Unfortunately, Gordon may have used up all his chances.

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Video: Josh Gordon catches game-winning Hail Mary in FCF debut

Josh Gordon

The career of Josh Gordon has been a rollercoaster and that continued on Saturday night as he made his debut alongside Johnny Manziel in the Fan Controlled Football league.

“I want to come out here and make some plays and have some fun and most importantly be a part of something bigger than myself, bigger than football,” Gordon said in an interview prior to the game. “Passing the game down to guys younger than me, guys that might have questions about how the game is played at the next level. If I can impart some wisdom, that’s what I’m going to do.”

Two days after being released by the Seattle Seahawks, the troubled Gordon suited up for the first time since Week 15 of the 2019 NFL season and he put on quite the show. The 29-year-old hauled in a touchdown on his first-ever league drive and immediately followed that up with a two-point conversion.

Gordon saved his best for last, however. With the game tied at 26 and the final seconds ticking off the clock, Zappers quarterback Braden Smith uncorked a desperation Hail Mary and wouldn’t you know it, Gordan managed to fight off several defenders to come down with the ball.

Walk-off.

“Welp… That was fun,” Gordon tweeted after the game. “First W in a while for da kid.”

Gordon had his conditional NFL reinstatement rescinded in January. In total, he had been suspended five times for performance-enhancing substances and other “substances of abuse.”

Josh Gordon shares that he asked Seahawks for his release

Josh Gordon

The Seattle Seahawks released Josh Gordon on Thursday, sparking some questions about what led to the move. Gordon proceeded to answer them.

Gordon said on Twitter that he asked the Seahawks for the release.

Gordon is now a free agent and available to sign with any team. But it seems like his future lies elsewhere.

Gordon shared last week that he is teaming up with Johnny Manziel in the new Fan Controlled Football league.

Gordon turns 30 in April. He had 27 catches for 426 yards in 2019 but did not have any stats last season.

At this point it seems like his NFL career, which has been derailed by suspensions, may be over.

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