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

Reports: Chiefs elevate WR Josh Gordon to active roster

The Kansas City Chiefs are promoting wide receiver Josh Gordon to the 53-man active roster, multiple media outlets reported on Tuesday.

The Chiefs have yet to announce the move as of early Tuesday afternoon. A promotion for Gordon, however, would put him in line to make his season debut on Sunday night when the Chiefs (2-2) host the Buffalo Bills (3-1).

Gordon, 30, signed with the Chiefs late last month, shortly after the NFL reinstated him from an indefinite suspension he received in December 2019. Gordon was suspended for substance abuse and performance-enhancing substance violations.

A subsequent reinstatement in December 2020 lasted only a month — with no on-field appearances — and was rescinded in January 2021.

Gordon entered the league in the 2012 supplemental draft, selected in the second round — No. 1 overall — by the Browns. He played in Cleveland until 2018 — he missed 2015-16 due to suspension — then played parts of 2018-19 with the New England Patriots before moving on to Seattle.

Gordon has 247 career receptions for 4,252 yards with 20 touchdowns in 63 games (56 starts).

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Sep 29, 2019; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) takes a knee in the end zone prior to the game between the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs sign WR Josh Gordon

Recently reinstated wide receiver Josh Gordon is joining the Kansas City Chiefs.

Gordon responded to news of his imminent deal with the AFC championship with a Twitter emoji all but confirming the pact, which comes one day after Kansas City lost to the Los Angeles Chargers to fall to 1-2 this season.

“Time to get to work (dartboard emoji) @ Chiefs,” Gordon posted.

Gordon joins a wide receiver group led by Tyreek Hill but without a clearly defined pecking order among the other receivers. Mecole Hardman had three catches and a touchdown on Sunday but hasn’t been as involved as projected following the departure of Sammy Watkins (Baltimore Ravens).

Gordon, 30, is vaccinated against COVID-19 and said to be ready to play. He has been subject to random drug testing.

The NFL reinstated Gordon last Friday.

“We are grateful that the NFL appreciates the work that Josh put in and now he has earned another opportunity to be part of this league, said Zac Hiller, Gordon’s new agent, to ESPN. “We are proud of Josh, and I know all the fans can’t wait to see him on Sundays.”

While with the Seattle Seahawks in December 2019, Gordon 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 entered the league in the 2012 supplemental draft, selected in the second round — No. 1 overall — by the Browns. He played in Cleveland until 2018 — he missed 2015-16 due to suspension — then played parts of 2018-19 with the New England Patriots before moving on to Seattle.

Gordon has 247 career receptions for 4,252 yards with 20 touchdowns in 63 games (56 starts).

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Oct 10, 2019; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) is helped off of the field during the first half against the New York Giants at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

Report: NFL reinstates WR Josh Gordon from suspension

The NFL is reinstating Josh Gordon, and the wide receiver could return to action as soon as Week 4, ESPN reported Friday.

Earlier this summer, he sent a letter to commissioner Roger Goodell, asking to be reinstated.

Ten days ago, ESPN reported that the NFL Players Association reviewed Gordon’s case and found that the former All-Pro had successfully completed his mandated treatment program. The union recommended his reinstatement.

Gordon, 30, is vaccinated against COVID-19 and said to be ready to play. He has been subject to random drug testing.

He will be a free agent.

“We are grateful that the NFL appreciates the work that Josh put in and now he has earned another opportunity to be part of this league, said Zac Hiller, Gordon’s new agent, to ESPN. “We are proud of Josh, and I know all the fans can’t wait to see him on Sundays.”

While with the Seattle Seahawks in December 2019, Gordon 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 entered the league in the 2012 supplemental draft, selected in the second round — No. 1 overall — by the Browns. He played in Cleveland until 2018 — he missed 2015-16 due to suspension — then played parts of 2018-19 with the New England Patriots before moving on to Seattle.

Gordon has 247 career receptions for 4,252 yards with 20 touchdowns in 63 games (56 starts).

–Field Level Media

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

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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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

Report: WR Josh Gordon signs with FCF league

Former NFL wide receiver Josh Gordon has found a new team — the Zappers of the Fan Controlled Football league, team owner Bob Menery told ESPN on Saturday.

Gordon will join Johnny Manziel — his former teammate on the Cleveland Browns — on a squad that competes in a 7-on-7 game in which fans set the rosters and call plays in a league that combines traditional football with esports.

The FCF league is amid a six-week season and its games, which are held on a field 50-by-35 yards with a 10-yard end zone, are live-streamed on Twitch from a facility in Atlanta.

The league’s players are from the FBS and FCS college levels, along with the CFL, XFL and the Indoor Football League, though the Heisman Trophy-winning Manziel is the league’s biggest name.

In January, Gordon, who was with the Seattle Seahawks, was suspended indefinitely after the NFL rescinded his conditional reinstatement and he was removed from the roster. Gordon violated the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, which caused for his reinstatement to be revoked, according to ESPN.

Gordon, who had signed a one-year deal with the Seahawks prior to the 2020 season, was reinstated this past December, but he didn’t play this past season. He has been suspended six times since the 2013 season.

Gordon has 247 catches for 4,252 yards and 20 touchdowns in 63 NFL games.

The Browns took him in the second round of the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft out of Baylor.

In his second year in the NFL in 2013, Gordon became the first Browns player to lead the NFL in receiving yards, finishing with a team-record 1,646 yards on 87 receptions. He also was the first receiver to amass more than 200 yards receiving in consecutive games, which he did against the Jaguars and Steelers, that season en route to being named first-team All-Pro.

He played in five games the following season before he was suspended for the next two seasons for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. He returned to the Browns in 2017 and hasn’t posted more than 737 yards in a season since 2018, as his career also included a stop in New England.

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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

Seahawks WR Gordon suspended indefinitely again

The NFL suspended Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon indefinitely again after it rescinded his conditional reinstatement Friday.

Gordon, who did not play a game in 2020, already has been suspended six times since the start of the 2013 season. Five of those suspensions were related to substance-abuse violations.

The 29-year old was headed back to the Seahawks’ roster Dec. 3 after he was conditionally reinstated, but he was still required to go through COVID-19 screening before being eligible to play the final two games of the regular season. He was added to the Seahawk’s roster Dec. 21, but the NFL rescinded that status when Gordon was found to have broken the terms of his conditional reinstatement. NFL Network reported that Gordon had a setback in his battle with substance abuse.

He has not played since he suited up for the New England Patriots and Seahawks in 2019. He played a combined 11 games that year, catching 27 passes for 426 yards and one touchdown.

A former second-round selection in the 2012 supplemental draft by the Cleveland Browns, Gordon has 247 catches in 63 games with 20 touchdowns for the Cleveland Browns, Patriots and Seahawks.

Gordon missed all of the 2015 and 2016 seasons because of violations of the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

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Nov 24, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) catches the ball and is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills (31) during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks’ WR Gordon conditionally reinstated by NFL

Coming off his sixth NFL suspension since 2013, wide receiver Josh Gordon has been conditionally reinstated and will be able to join the Seattle Seahawks for the last two weeks of the regular season.

Gordon, 29, has been suspended for substance abuse five times. He applied for reinstatement in June and re-signed with the Seahawks in September, agreeing to a one-year deal. Prior to his most recent suspension, Gordon caught seven passes for 139 yards in five games for Seattle after he was claimed on waivers from the New England Patriots.

According to a statement by the NFL, Gordon can begin COVID-19 testing on Friday and join the Seahawks on Dec. 9 if his tests are negative. He will not be able to practice or travel with Seattle, or attend games, though, until Dec. 21. Prior to that date Gordon will only be able to attend meetings and work out individually.

He will be eligible for the Seahawks’ last two regular-season games: at home against the Los Angeles Rams (Dec. 27) and at the San Francisco 49ers (Jan. 3).

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Gordon could serve as a valuable third receiver for the Seahawks, who are led by DK Metcalf (58 catches for 1,039 yards and nine touchdowns this season) and Tyler Lockett (70 catches, 771 yards, eight touchdowns). The Seahawks rank fourth in receiving yards (3,216) and are second in receiving touchdowns (31), but are 26th in third-down conversions (39.5 %).

With Seattle and New England last season, Gordon had 27 catches for 426 yards in 11 games, but in 2018 with the Patriots and Cleveland Browns he caught 41 passes for 737 yards in 12 games.

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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

Suspended Gordon returns to Seattle on one-year deal

Suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon has agreed to return to the Seattle Seahawks on a one-year deal, his agent announced Thursday.

Gordon, 29, has applied for reinstatement to the NFL and is waiting for an answer from the league. Gordon was suspended for the sixth time last December for violation of the league’s policies on performance-enhancing drugs and substances of abuse.

The deal would be worth just over $1 million, the NFL Network reported.

The Seahawks claimed Gordon in November after he was released by the New England Patriots. Gordon played in five games (one start) for Seattle, catching seven passes for 139 yards before being suspended on Dec. 16.

A second-round pick by Cleveland in 2012, Gordon has 247 career receptions for 4,252 yards and 20 touchdowns in 63 games with the Browns (2012-14, 2017-18), Patriots (2018-19) and Seahawks.

He earned All-Pro first-team honors and made the Pro Bowl in 2013 with a league-leading 1,646 yards on 87 catches in 14 games.

Gordon subsequently was suspended in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019, and he missed the entire 2015 and 2016 seasons.

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Sep 29, 2019; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) enters the field prior to the game between the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Gordon’s Super Bowl LIII ring auctioned off for $138K

The Super Bowl LIII ring that the New England Patriots gifted to wide receiver Josh Gordon was auctioned off for $138,000, according to Sports Collectors Daily.

Gordon played in 11 games for the Patriots that season but was suspended by the NFL in December 2018. The ban shelved the troubled wide receiver for the playoffs, including the Patriots’ 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII.

Gordon finished the 2018 regular season with 40 catches for 720 yards and three touchdowns for the Patriots, including Tom Brady’s 500th career TD pass on Oct. 4. The team rewarded Gordon with a ring, which has now been sold through Heritage Auctions.

Gordon started the 2018 season in Cleveland, catching a 17-yard touchdown pass before being dealt to New England after one game. The Browns selected Gordon in the second round of the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft.

Heritage promoted Gordon’s ring as “the sixth and final Patriots ring of the Brady era.”

Also during the auction, a Michael Jordan rookie card sold for $420,000 and a Mickey Mantle 1958 World Series bat brought $288,000.

Gordon, in the midst of his sixth NFL suspension for a drug violation, hopes to return to action this year.

Gordon, 29, received his latest punishment, an indefinite ban, in mid-December for violating league policies prohibiting performance-enhancing drugs and “substances of abuse.”

Gordon was reinstated in August 2019 and started that season with the Patriots.

After making 20 receptions for 287 yards and a touchdown in six games for New England, he was waived. He was then claimed by the Seattle Seahawks, and he caught seven passes for 139 yards in five games before his season was cut short by the latest suspension.

Should he be reinstated by the league, he would be an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career.

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Josh Gordon went to rehab following DWI arrest

<p> Cleveland Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon spent two weeks in rehab in California following his driving while intoxicated arrest in North Carolina, according to reports.</p> <p> Gordon, who's facing a potential season-long suspension for a separate violation of the NFL substance-abuse policy, is scheduled to report to training camp today.</p> <p> Gordon is scheduled for an appeal hearing Aug. 1 in New York.</p> <p> "If any of our players are in need of help, we'll do our best to provide it for them and also that we're going to do what we feel is best for the organization,'' Browns coach Mike Pettine told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "By league guidelines, whatever help we can provide him, we're going to do it. A Cleveland Brown is a Cleveland Brown. If we feel we can help him, let's help him. Sometimes you're handcuffed by the situation, so until it plays out then there's really nothing tangible we can do at this point.''</p> <p> The Browns don't intend to cut Gordon.</p> <p> "I think we need to find the middle ground of what's best for Josh and what's best for the organization,'' Pettine said. "I know Cris Carter came out and said (to cut him), but we think you can find that middle ground of what's best for our players and best for the organization. It worked for Cris, but cutting Josh might be the worst thing for him and the worst thing for us.''</p> <p> The Browns are definitely concerned about Gordon's downward spiral. He served a two-game suspension last season after testing positive for codeine.</p> <p> "Anytime there are multiple things going on and there's a pattern, it's a concern, but at the same time, you need to allow that to play out,'' Pettine said. "You don't want to have a knee-jerk reaction. You've got to cool down a little bit and look at each thing individually. I think we've just settled into a very patient mode of waiting and our plans are laid out and we're just waiting to hear from the league.''</p> <p> Follow me on Twitter: <a href="http://www.twitter.com/RavensInsider">@RavensInsider</a></p> <p> Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun</p>