Josh Gordon, reinstated by the NFL, signs with the Chiefs



Gordon signs with the KC practice squad, reported NFL network insider Ian Rapoport, but is expected to be elevated to the active roster when he is up to it.

The receiver saw his conditional reinstatement overturned by the NFL in January following a setback in his battle with drug addiction that violated the terms of his conditional reinstatement.

Gordon has been suspended by the league six times dating back to the start of the last decade.

The former Browns extra draft selection missed the entire 2015 and 2016 seasons with a suspension, then returned to play in five games for Cleveland in 2017 and one game in 2018 before being traded to the Patriots in mid-September 2018. The exchange with New England came after the Browns made public their intention to release Gordon, stating that “we’ve reached a point where we think it’s best to go our separate ways and ‘go forward”.

Gordon was in 11 games with the Patriots and caught 40 passes for 720 yards and three touchdowns. He stayed with New England until the 2019 season, playing six games before ending up in the injured reserve with a knee injury. The Patriots gave up Gordon from the casualty reserve on Halloween and the Seahawks claimed him the next day.

The Broad spent the remainder of the 2019 season with Seattle, then was suspended in December of that year, missing the entire 2020 campaign. 2020 was his third complete missed season in his career. Gordon was again suspended indefinitely in January and Seattle released him in March, leaving him free to join the new league of fan-controlled indoor football.

Gordon requested another reinstatement in July. He got his wish this weekend and will now try to relaunch his career with Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill in Kansas City.


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