WR - SEA - Suspended
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that FA WR Josh Gordon has sent his reinstatement letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Gordon has been getting randomly drug tested for the past three months, Schefter said. He's passed all of his drug tests, which is a step in the right direction. This has been an ongoing issue since Gordon's last full season in the NFL in 2013. He's hoping to be on a team by training camp, which is still yet to be seen. Gordon has played for the Patriots and Seahawks in the recent years, but has been constantly suspended by the NFL for substance abuse. Only 30-years old, Gordon still might have some juice left in the tank if he is indeed reinstated.
Josh Gordon has been released by the Seahawks while serving an indefinite suspension, per Field Yates.
29 years old and just six years removed from a season where he averaged 117.6 receiver yards per game, Gordon will hope to find a fourth team to court him after being drafted by the Browns in 2012. There's no denying Gordon's elite skillset, but seeing as he's only played in 29 games since the record-breaking 2013 campaign, there might not be much of a future for the 6'3" receiver. Gordon has juggled a litany of suspensions for substance abuse violations throughout his career. There are certainly teams out there that will roll the dice, but until his indefinite suspension is officially lifted, he will not be able to practice.
Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports Seahawks WR Josh Gordon had a setback in his battle with substance abuse and won't be allowed to practice or play indefinitely.
Gordon was set to rejoin the Seahawks this week but the league informed the team this morning that he hadn't complied with the terms of his conditional reinstatement. Once again, it's entirely up in the air as to whether or not we see Gordon play in the NFL again. He's a non-factor for fantasy teams outside of the deepest of dynasty formats.
Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports WR Josh Gordon is expected to rejoin the Seahawks on Monday.
Gordon will then be eligible to play in Week 16 against the Rams. He played a minor role for Seattle's offense last season and isn't going to usurp DK Metcalf or Tyler Lockett in the pecking order this season. He can be left on fantasy waiver wires ahead of championship weekend.
The NFL reinstated suspended WR Josh Gordon on Thursday, but he won’t be eligible to play until Week 16’s contest against the Rams.
Gordon was reinstated after serving close to a one-year suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs and substance abuse. He won’t be eligible to return until Week 16 and won’t have much of a fantasy impact this season. Gordon hauled in 27 receptions for 426 yards and one touchdown for the Patriots/Seahawks in 2019.