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.
NFL has suspended Josh Gordon indefinitely for violating the league’s policies on performance-enhancing substances and substances of abuse.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 16, 2019
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 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.
Josh Gordon expresses excitement about joining the Seahawks. pic.twitter.com/Z6MFHBaIW4
— Henry McKenna (@McKennAnalysis) November 1, 2019
Also enthusiastic: quarterback Russell Wilson, who has a new toy.
Time to put in this work!@JOSH_GORDONXII
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) November 1, 2019
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.
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.
Seahawks claimed former Patriots’ WR Josh Gordon off waivers today, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 1, 2019
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.
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.
#Patriots WR Josh Gordon was placed on Injured Reserve today because of two bone bruises in his knee that he dealt with before the injury against the #Giants, sources say. His time in NE is likely over as they are moving on. He’ll be waived off IR when fully healthy.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 23, 2019
More on WR Josh Gordon: He exacerbated the bone bruises when he went down against the #Giants. It wasn’t a new injury suffered then. The team rested him a week, but he never looked quite right, I’m told. So IR now, he’ll work back to health, then land with a new team.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 23, 2019
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.
Josh Gordon’s comeback season is over.
Gordon will miss the remainder of the year after the New England Patriots placed him on injured reserve due to a lingering knee injury.
Source: the Patriots have placed WR Josh Gordon on IR. His season is over due to a knee injury.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 23, 2019
Gordon left the Patriots’ game against the New York Giants on Oct. 10 with what at the time seemed to be a minor injury. It turns out that it’s a pretty significant blow, and Gordon won’t play again in 2019.
The 28-year-old was having a respectable comeback season for New England. In six games, he made 20 catches for 287 yards, and he found the end zone twice this season — once rushing, once receiving. He’ll look to get himself ready for 2020 now.
Josh Gordon left the New England Patriots’ Week 6 win over the New York Giants with a knee injury that turned out to be not as serious as it looked, but it will likely cost the star receiver at least one game.
Gordon missed practice on Saturday after sitting out all week, and ESPN’s Mike Reiss noted that indications have been he will not play on Monday night against the New York Jets.
With no WR Josh Gordon (knee/ankle), TE Matt LaCosse (knee) and TE Ryan Izzo (concussion) at practice Saturday, the expectation is that they won’t play Monday night vs. the Jets. pic.twitter.com/urlXNH2xeB
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) October 19, 2019
That leaves the Patriots shorthanded on offense, which is a similar position to the one the Dallas Cowboys were in last week. The Jets pulled off the upset in that game.
Gordon’s knee bent in an incredibly awkward position when he was trying to make a tackle following a Tom Brady interception against New York. There was initially fear that he may have suffered a torn ACL, but he was later seen riding a stationary bike on the sideline. The exact extent of the injury is unknown, but it does not sound like it will keep him out for much longer than this week’s game.
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New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon left Thursday night’s game against the New York Giants with an injury that looked like it had the potential to be devastating, but all indications are that it was not nearly as bad as it appeared.
Gordon was trying to save a touchdown after a Tom Brady interception in the second quarter when his leg bent awkwardly underneath him. To the untrained eye, there was no way to imagine the injury would be anything less than serious.
Be OK Josh Gordon pic.twitter.com/TLf275ZPVi
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) October 11, 2019
However, Patriots fans were able to breathe a collective sigh of relief when Gordon was later spotted using a stationary bike on the sideline. He was announced as questionable to return rather than ruled out, though he did not re-enter the game.
Dr. David J. Chao, a former NFL team doctor and practicing orthopedic surgeon, said after reviewing the video of Gordon’s injury that he has no concern for a long-term injury. He said Gordon could have suffered a minor MCL or ankle injury, but he does not anticipate an MRI revealing any type of significant ligament damage. Chao compared Gordon’s injury to when Sony Michel was carted off with a nasty-looking knee injury last season, and the running back didn’t miss much time.
The Patriots are already thin at wide receiver and Julian Edelman has banged up ribs, so it’s good news that Gordon appears to have avoided a major injury. New England now has extra time to rest before facing the New York Jets on Monday Night Football in Week 7, which should also work to Gordon’s advantage.