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Report: Seahawks will try to sign Josh Gordon if he is reinstated

Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon is hoping to get a decision from the NFL on his reinstatement before the season starts. If he does, it sounds like he’ll also have a job offer on the table.

According to John Clayton of 710 AM Seattle, a decision on Gordon’s reinstatement should come within the next week or two. If his suspension is lifted and he is allowed to rejoin an NFL team, the Seahawks are expected to make an effort to sign the wide receiver.

The Seahawks are looking for upgrades at wide receiver, and have long been linked to Gordon. He appeared in five games for the team in 2019 before his latest suspension, catching seven passes for 139 yards. The team must have liked what it saw to be eager to bring him back.

Gordon is still only 29, but has been suspended five times for violations of the league’s substance abuse policy. His best season remains his 2013 campaign with the Cleveland Browns, when he led the league with 1,646 receiving yards.

Josh Gordon auctioning off his 2018 Super Bowl ring

Josh Gordon

The Super Bowl ring presented to Josh Gordon for his role on the 2018 New England Patriots is going up for auction.

Heritage Auctions is handling the process, billing Gordon’s ring as “the sixth and final Patriots ring of the Brady era” and listing its estimated value at a minimum of $100,000. It is described as being in “virtually pristine condition.”

Gordon played in 11 games for the Patriots that season, catching 40 passes for 720 yards and three touchdowns. He ultimately did not appear in the playoffs, having said he was stepping away from the game to focus on his mental health. Due to his regular season contributions, the Patriots still issued him a Super Bowl ring.

It may be a sign that Gordon is in need of some money, or perhaps he’s just getting rid of something that he doesn’t really care to keep around. Either way, he’s currently suspended indefinitely due to another violation of the league’s substance abuse policy, though he’s hoping to be reinstated before the start of the season.

Josh Gordon expects decision on reinstatement prior to start of season

Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon is once again seeking reinstatement from the NFL after a failed drug test, and it sounds like the star wide receiver expects a decision from the league well before the start of the 2020 season.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported on Thursday that Gordon expects to hear back from Roger Goodell regarding his reinstatement within the next 30 days, though Gordon would likely have a meeting with the commissioner at that point. While a final decision could come after that 30-day window, it is noteworthy that Gordon expects to communicate with Goodell about his reinstatement well before the start of the 2020 season.

Fowler also noted that Gordon has been staying clean, though the NFL has been unable to conduct drug tests during the pandemic. If Gordon is reinstated, it would likely be under numerous conditions in which he would have to pass drug tests and attend counseling.

Gordon was suspended once again in December for a violation of the NFL’s substance abuse and performance-enhancing drug policy. His current suspension is his fifth since he came into the NFL back in 2012. Gordon’s lawyer said earlier this month that his latest relapse was triggered by the death of the receiver’s brother.

Gordon played six games for the Patriots last season, catching 20 passes for 287 yards and a touchdown. He was later claimed off waivers by the Seahawks, for whom he had 7 catches for 139 yards. The 29-year-old receiver is currently a free agent, but there have been rumors that at least one team is interested in signing him.

Report: ‘Strong sense’ Seahawks will sign either Antonio Brown or Josh Gordon

Antonio Brown

Antonio Brown and Josh Gordon are two of the most talented wide receivers to ever play in the NFL, but both are currently unemployed because of their extensive off-field issues. If that changes for one or both of them heading into the 2020 season, it may be because the Seattle Seahawks are willing to take a risk.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported on Tuesday that there is a “strong sense” the Seahawks will eventually sign one of Brown or Gordon. Garafolo’s colleague, Michael Silver, says the Baltimore Ravens are also a team to watch and have had internal discussions about Brown.

Gordon has been suspended multiple times by the NFL for failed drug tests. He applied for reinstatement once again earlier this month and reportedly explained that his latest relapse was a result of his brother dying in November. The 29-year-old has been suspended five times for violations of the NFL’s drug policy.

Brown has gotten himself into trouble with the law and the NFL for different reasons. He is still awaiting word from the league on a possible suspension following an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct from two different women. Since those allegations came to light, Brown was charged with burglary with battery after he and his trainer, Glenn Holt, allegedly attacked a moving truck driver. Brown recently pleaded no contest to a charge in that incident and avoided jail time.

If all of that wasn’t enough to give NFL teams pause, Brown also streamed a live video on Instagram back in January that showed him berating police officers in front of his children.

Russell Wilson should already have one of the better receiving corps of his NFL career this season if DK Metcalf makes a big second-year leap and Tyler Lockett continues to produce. If they can stay out of trouble and remain eligible to play, either Brown or Gordon could provide a big boost for Seattle. Of course, those are big ifs.

Josh Gordon seeking reinstatement, blames drug relapse on brother’s death

Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon is seeking reinstatement by the NFL and has an explanation for his relapse.

Gordon submitted a letter on Wednesday applying for reinstatement, NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero reported on Thursday. Pelissero says Gordon has been training in Seattle and hoping to have his suspension lifted by training camp.

Gordon was suspended in December for a violation of the league’s substance abuse and performance-enhancing drugs policy. That marked his fifth suspension related to the league’s drug policy.

The wide receiver’s lawyer said in a statement that Gordon had a lapse after his brother died in November.

Gordon played six games for the Patriots last season, catching 20 passes for 287 yards and a touchdown. He was later claimed off waivers by the Seahawks, for whom he had 7 catches for 139 yards. The 29-year-old receiver is currently a free agent.

Josh Gordon wants to play in 2020 despite latest suspension

Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon is on an indefinite suspension from the NFL, but he would like to play next season, according to a report.

Gordon, 28, was suspended in December for violating both the league’s drug and performance-enhancing substances policies. The suspension marked his fifth time being suspended for violating the league’s policies.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports that Gordon intends to play next season. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reportedly will oversee Gordon’s reinstatement attempt, which will include the wide receiver proving he’s making progress away from the field.

Though the NFL players approved a new CBA that would prevent suspensions for marijuana, Gordon was suspended under the previous policy.

Gordon played six games for the Patriots last season, catching 20 passes for 287 yards and a touchdown. He was later claimed off waivers by the Seahawks, for whom he had 7 catches for 139 yards.

Josh Gordon suspended indefinitely for violating NFL drug policy

Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon has once again run afoul of the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

Gordon has been suspended indefinitely after another violation of the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances and substances of abuse.

Gordon’s struggles with substance abuse continue. This is the fifth time he’s been suspended under the policy despite being just 28 years old. He has battled addiction issues for many years, and simply cannot seem to shake them off. Gordon’s season started with him trying to put these issues behind him, with the NFL’s support. It simply hasn’t worked.

Gordon had only seven catches for 139 yards since moving to the Seattle Seahawks this season. His career is in serious jeopardy at his point.

Josh Gordon shows enthusiasm for landing with Seahawks

Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon didn’t have a say in where he landed after being waived by the New England Patriots, but he seems to be okay with his destination.

Gordon was claimed by the Seattle Seahawks, and was enthusiastic about the move in an Instagram post.

Also enthusiastic: quarterback Russell Wilson, who has a new toy.

Gordon has every reason to be happy. The Seahawks are a contender, and he’s likely to play at least some role in their offense. Plus, there’s the basic notion of being wanted — the Patriots were ready to get rid of him, while the Seahawks were happy to claim him. Things are looking up for him at the moment.

Seahawks claim Josh Gordon off waivers

Josh Gordon

The Seattle Seahawks are getting another weapon on offense.

The Seahawks have claimed wide receiver Josh Gordon off waivers from the New England Patriots, according to various reports.

The Seahawks have a deep offense, with Russell Wilson at quarterback, Chris Carson as the lead back, and Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf leading the receiving corps. Gordon will give them even greater depth and another weapon as they push for a playoff spot out of the NFC West.

Gordon has 20 catches for 287 yards and a touchdown this season. When healthy, he can be explosive, but the Patriots decided to move on after a recent knee injury. He should be medically cleared soon, and at that point, it’ll be interesting to see what he can add to the Seattle offense.

Report: Patriots done with Josh Gordon, will waive him after IR stint

Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon being placed on IR with a knee injury will end the receiver’s time with the New England Patriots, according to a report.

NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported on Wednesday that the Patriots will waive Gordon after the receiver’s stint on injured reserve. He adds that the knee injury was not a new one.

Gordon had 20 catches for 287 yards and two touchdowns this season. He only had one catch in Week 6 against the Giants and missed Monday night’s game against the Jets due to his knee.

Gordon will finish his Patriots career with 60 catches for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns. The Patriots’ acquisition of Mohamed Sanu makes more sense now. They will have Sanu, Julian Edelman, Phillip Dorsett and Jakobi Myers as receiving options, plus rookie N’Keal Harry when he returns.