Back in Flight: NFL Clears Seattle’s Josh Gordon For Return

It’s safe to assume Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks are at the top of their game. But hold everything, because even more help may be on the way.

The NFL has decided to reinstate wide receiver Josh Gordon for the final two weeks of the regular season and all of the playoffs. Gordon needs only to clear all the COVID protocols before starting to practice.

That’s the good news.

The bad news is that, for all his talent, Gordon has not played an entire season since 2012, his rookie year. He has also been suspended SEVEN times for various drug and alcohol incidents.

His most recent suspension came last December, when he was caught using performance-enhancing drugs. That was his fifth suspension for PEDs.

He seems to have made a clean break from everything — but now he has to prove it. If he does, he could provide an invaluable boost to a Seahawks team that is already soaring.

Seattle is 8-3 and in first place in the NFC West entering Sunday’s home game vs. the New York Giants. Gordon played five games with the Seahawks and six with the Patriots last season.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. I believe in 2nd chances, but this is ridiculous. The league should ban this dude from the league and tell him to go find another career and in the words of Marshawn Lynch, he need to focus on his “MENTALS”.

  2. This kid doesn’t seem to be a problem for anyone other than himself. I hope he can stay clean. He’s the reality of addiction, there a millions just like this, and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.

    I’ll never forget that 2013 season he had on a bad Browns team. 87 catches 1646 yards after missing the first 2 games! I thought he was the next TO. No one could cover him. Still only 29, so hopefully he can have 1-2 good seasons.

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