Free-Agent WR Josh Gordon Applied For Reinstatement

     

According to Tom Pelissero, free-agent WR Josh Gordon submitted his application for reinstatement to the NFL on Wednesday. 

Pelissero adds Gordon has been working out in Seattle and is hoping to have his indefinite suspension lifted in time to join a team for training camp. 

Gordon is once again working his way back from indefinite suspension he received for violating the NFL’s policies on performance-enhancing substances and substances of abuse. 

However, Gordon’s suspension falls under the rules of the old CBA, as opposed to the new agreement that has a more lenient drug policy. 

Given the NFL recently reinstated Cowboys LB Aldon Smith from his suspension, there’s reason for hope for Gordon to be able to play in 2020. 

Gordon would become a free agent if reinstated by the NFL. He has been suspended six times since entering the NFL back in 2013. 

Gordon, 28, is a former second-round supplemental pick of the Browns back in 2012. Suspensions forced Gordon to sit out the 2015 and 2016 seasons but he was reinstated in November of 2017 and finished out the seasons with the Browns.

The Browns re-signed Gordon to a one-year exclusive rights contract worth $790,000 but he was traded to the Patriots for a fifth-round pick. New England re-signed Gordon to a one-year, restricted deal this offseason that will pay him $2.025 million for the 2019 season.

Gordon was waived from injured reserve a few months ago and later claimed by the Seahawks. 

In 2019, Gordon has appeared in 11 games for the Seahawks and Patriots and caught 27 passes for 426 yards receiving and one touchdown.

We’ll have more on Gordon as the news is available. 

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