BREAKING: Josh Gordon will sign with Chiefs upon reinstatement
Wide receiver Josh Gordon is being reinstated by the NFL after a lengthy suspension and plans to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says Gordon is joining the practice squad, with the plan being to elevate him to the regular roster once he’s up to speed.
The veteran wideout tweeted about the news:
Time to get to work. 🎯 @Chiefs 🙏🏾
— Flash (@JOSH_GORDONXII) September 27, 2021
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It was revealed last week that Josh Gordon would be reinstated after his most recent suspension and could be eligible for Week 4, though it looks like it will be a little bit before he’s ready.
This is a low-risk, high-reward move for a Chiefs team that surprisingly finds itself at 1-2 after three games. If Gordon doesn’t work out, it means little to a talented Kansas City roster. But if he does, he’s another weapon for Patrick Mahomes to have at his disposal.
Josh Gordon last played for the Seattle Seahawks in 2019. He received his fifth suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs and substance abuse in late 2019, but he re-signed with the Seahawks in 2020. The wideout was reinstated during the 2020 season and was all set to play again for Seattle, only for the NFL to rule that he had broken the terms of his conditional reinstatement.
Because of this, Gordon was once again suspended in early 2021. The Seahawks waived him not long after, and he spent a short time in the Fan Controlled Football league in 2021.
Now, the 30-year-old is set to catch passes from Mahomes, as long as he’s on his best behavior. Josh Gordon was a dynamic receiver for the Cleveland Browns at the start of his career before he started running into trouble, catching 87 passes for 1,646 yards in 2013.