NFL reinstating Josh Gordon; WR could play in Week 4, sources say

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The NFL has informed wide receiver Josh Gordon that he is staying reinstated, sources informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday, with the former All-Pro anticipated to be eligible to play as early as Week 4.

Gordon was suspended indefinitely in December 2019 for violations of the league’s guidelines on material abuse and effectiveness-boosting substances. That was Gordon’s sixth suspension since the 2013 season and his fifth for some kind of compound abuse, in accordance to ESPN Stats & Information and facts.

He submitted his reinstatement letter to Goodell in July, and sources told Schefter past week that the NFL Gamers Affiliation gave its suggestion for his reinstatement.

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“We are grateful that the NFL appreciates the operate that Josh set in and now he has acquired another option to be portion of this league,” Gordon’s agent, Zac Hiller, advised Schefter. “We are proud of Josh, and I know all the enthusiasts are not able to wait to see him on Sundays.”

Gordon had been conditionally reinstated by the NFL in December and was established to exercise with the Seattle Seahawks in the ultimate two months of the 2020 typical time in advance of his reinstatement was rescinded in January. Sources instructed ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler at the time that Gordon experienced knowledgeable a setback in his recovery from material abuse.

The 30-calendar year-old Gordon is vaccinated against COVID-19 and is explained to be prepared to play.

Before this yr, Gordon played for the Zappers of the Admirer Controlled Soccer league with previous Cleveland Browns teammate Johnny Manziel.

Chosen by the Browns in the 2012 supplemental draft, Gordon has appeared in far more than 6 online games only the moment since the 2013 year, when he led the NFL with 1,646 acquiring yards.