Josh Gordon reinstated by NFL and expected to feature in week 4


Josh Gordon is reinstated and will make his return soon

NFL wide receiver Josh Gordon has been officially reinstated and can make his comeback as soon as the week 4 this season. Gordon submitted his reinstatement letter to the commissioner of NFL in July this year. It was only until last week when the player got his letter of recommendation for his reinstatement.

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Josh Gordon with the Browns (NY Post)

Gordon made his NFL debut in 2012 with the Cleveland Browns. Since then the notorious player has been suspended six times for his drug related problems.

His last suspension came in December of 2019 when he violated the NFL’s substance abuse policies yet again. Upon being found guilty he was suspended indefinitely by the NFL.

Gordon was conditionally reinstated back in December 2020. He was looking to practice with the Seattle Seahawks for the final weeks of last season. However, he experienced a set back in his recovery and his reinstatement was cancelled until now.

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Josh Gordon has a history with substance abuse (The Boston Globe)

Gordon’s agent Zac Hiller shared his thoughts on the situation (h/t espn):

“We are grateful that the NFL appreciates the work that Josh put in and now he has earned another opportunity to be part of this league. We are proud of Josh, and I know all the fans can’t wait to see him on Sundays.”

Which team will pick Josh Gordon?

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Josh Gordon with the Seahawks (The Athletic)

Although Gordon has been reinstated it is yet to be known which team he will join. Gordon was with the Seattle Seahawks before being suspended and released. It will be a tough choice for the teams to make. Considering his past record with substance abuse and suspensions teams will look at him as a liability.

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