Dec 15, 2019; Charlotte, NC, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) catches a pass against Carolina Panthers cornerback Donte Jackson (26) during the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

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Report: Wide receiver Josh Gordon seeking NFL reinstatement

Wide receiver Josh Gordon is hopeful of another chance in the NFL and has sent a letter to commissioner Roger Goodell, according to an ESPN report, requesting reinstatement.

The report added that, for the past three months, Gordon has been subject to random drug testing by the NFL and has passed those tests.

Gordon, 30, was selected in the 2012 supplemental draft. He would be a free agent if he is reinstated by the NFL.

While with the Seattle Seahawks in December 2019, he was given an indefinite suspension for substance abuse and performance-enhancing substance violations.

It marked Gordon’s sixth suspension since the 2013 season.

A subsequent reinstatement in December 2020 lasted only a month — with no on-field appearances — and was rescinded in January 2021.

ESPN’s report said Gordon had a setback in his recovery.

Gordon played with Johnny Manziel, his former teammate with the Cleveland Browns, in the Fan Controlled Football league.

According to his player page at the team site — Gordon played for the Zappers — he caught seven passes for 100 yards.

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