Veteran WR Josh Gordon Working With NFL on His Reinstatement

Josh Gordon during a Cleveland Browns vs. Los Angeles Chargers game in 2017 . Photo by Jevone Moore/Cal Sport Media/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9254895ba)

Veteran wideout Josh Gordon in set on playing in 2020. According to ESPN, Gordon is currently working with the league to have his indefinite suspension lifted.

Gordon was suspended back in December after it was found that the 28-year-old WR violated the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs and substance abuse. This was the fifth time that NFL handed Gordon a suspension for similar violations and his sixth overall.

Reportedly, Gordon will now have to prove that he is abiding by the league’s rules and is making progress off the field. The NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will personally oversee the player’s reinstatement case.

Josh Gordon started the last season with New England Patriots, after his most recent suspension, which he earned in December 2018, was lifted. Gordon had a great Week 1, catching three passes for 73 yards and one touchdown, but his time on the field progressively went down after that.

Pats ended up releasing Gordon in late October, clearing the way for Seattle Seahawks to pick him up off waivers. He eventually caught seven passes for 139 yards before NFL suspended him.

If Gordon manages to find his way back into the league once again, he will be a free agent for the first time in his career. However, it appears that he won’t be doing a lot of interviews with other NFL teams as he already has his mind set on returning to Seattle.