Josh Gordon & David Irving Still Waiting To Hear From NFL About Reinstatement

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Seahawks WR Josh Gordon and free agent DL David Irving are still waiting to hear back from the NFL regarding reinstatement to the NFL. 

Schefter mentions that both decisions are overdue, considering that Gordon applied for reinstatement in June and Irving applied in July. The NFL is supposed to make a decision on the application within 60 days.

Gordon agreed to a deal with the Seahawks this summer, but cannot officially be re-signed until he is reinstated.

Irving’s agent Steve Weinberg explained that a decision regarding his client is long overdue.

“David has done everything asked of him,” Weinberg said. “He’s been drug tested, he’s met with doctors and I don’t get it. Why have 60 days in the program if they’re not going to abide by it.”

“We’re baffled why we don’t have a decision. We’re at a loss as to why this hasn’t been ruled on yet.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle first reported that Irving was waiting to be reinstated and has drawn some interest from a few teams. 

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 last offseason.

Gordon was waived from injured reserve last year and later claimed by the Seahawks. He returned to Seattle on a one-year contract this summer. 

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

Irving, 27, originally signed on with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Iowa State back in 2015. He was waived at the start of the regular season and later added to the Chiefs’ practice squad.

The Cowboys signed him to their active roster just a few weeks into the 2015 season and brought him back on a one-year, $615,000 exclusive rights contract. From there, Dallas used a second-round restricted tender on Irving during, which will cost them $2.914 million for the 2018 season.

In 2018, Irving appeared in two games for the Cowboys and recorded four tackles and a sack.

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