Seahawks news: Josh Gordon is officially active for MNF showdown with 49ers
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Seahawks’ Josh Gordon is officially active for MNF showdown with 49ers

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon is active on Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers, the team announced, making his debut for the Seahawks.

The 28-year-old wideout Gordon, a one-time Pro-Bowler, was acquired by Seattle off waivers, was placed on the injured reserve list by his former team, the New England Patriots at the end of October.

Gordon has had a troubled NFL career, often finding himself suspended for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. He was originally a second-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in the 2012 NFL Draft. Gordon missed both 2015 and 2016 seasons, however.

The 6-foot-3 receiver was traded by the Browns in September 2018 to the Patriots for a fifth-round draft pick. Gordon scored three touchdowns with the Pats in 2018 and scored one this season along with making 60 receptions for over 1,000 yards in his brief, 17-game Patriots career.

In October, Gordon hit the IR list with a knee injury, thus leading to his dismissal from the organization, although his season is not over after the Seahawks picked him up.

Seattle was also rumored to be interested in Gordon’s one-time Patriots wide-receiver teammate Antonio Brown, the embattled All-Pro wideout who was released by New England after one game.

The Seahawks are hoping Gordon’s electric playmaking ability and speed as a receiving option can help MVP-hopeful franchise quarterback Russell Wilson, who is playing a career-best season in Seattle. The Seahawks are facing off with undefeated NFC West division foe San Francisco 49ers on the road, where Gordon will likely make his on-field debut for Seattle.