NFL Informs Seahawks That Josh Gordon Hasn’t Satisfied Terms Of Conditional Reinstatement


Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports that the NFL notified the Seahawks and WR Josh Gordon that he has not satisfied all terms of his conditional reinstatement from suspension.

Josh Gordon

According to Condotta, Gordon can attend team meetings and individual workouts but he is ineligible at this time to participate in practices or games.

Tom Pelissero adds that Gordon had a setback in his battle with substance abuse, which is why he can’t join the team as expected. 

This explains why the Seahawks received a roster exemption for Gordon on Tuesday, despite him being activated on Monday. As of now, Gordon doe not count against the Seahawks’ active roster limit.

Gordon, 29, 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.


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