Kansas City Chiefs set to sign newly reinstated WR Josh Gordon to practice squad, sources say

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Former All-Pro huge receiver Josh Gordon, who lately was informed that he is currently being reinstated, is arranging to indication with the Kansas City Chiefs, sources explained to ESPN.

Gordon was traveling to Kansas City on Monday and was expected to be signed to the Chiefs’ apply squad on Monday night with the expectation that a promotion to the energetic roster will stick to shortly thereafter.

Gordon, 30, experienced a number of groups get hold of him and convey interest in signing him. But 1 of the attractions of actively playing in Kansas City was making it a very long-time period quit and paying out many seasons there, in accordance to his agents, Eric Dounn and Matt Leist from LAA Sports.

The Chiefs have been searching for a large receiver who can participate in each and every down alongside with Tyreek Hill considering that shedding Sammy Watkins as a no cost agent in the spring. They have specified important participating in time to Mecole Hardman, Demarcus Robinson and Byron Pringle, but none of these players have continuously delivered for the Chiefs.

Hill is behind only restricted close Travis Kelce in obtaining yards for the Chiefs with 267. The other three broad receivers have mixed for 260 yards.

Gordon was suspended indefinitely in December 2019 for violations of the league’s insurance policies on substance abuse and efficiency-enhancing substances. It was Gordon’s sixth suspension because the 2013 time and his fifth for some sort of compound abuse, in accordance to ESPN Stats & Info.

Gordon submitted his reinstatement letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in July, and the NFLPA proposed that he be reinstated. His application for reinstatement was permitted by Goodell on Monday, a source stated.

But this time Gordon, who past performed for the Zappers of the Admirer Managed Football league with former Browns teammate Johnny Manziel, claims he is ready to contribute.

Gordon led the NFL in obtaining in 2013, when he accumulated 1,646 receiving yards.

ESPN’s Adam Teicher contributed to this report.