Josh Gordon stays suspended indefinitely by the NFL however there’s rising buzz that the Seattle Seahawks are open to a return if the receiver is reinstated. The Information Tribune’s Gregg Bell reported that the Seahawks would “welcome” Gordon again to the staff if the receiver is reinstated.
“Been saying it for months: if the NFL reinstates Josh Gordon but once more—and that’s a BIG if—I believe he could be taking part in once more for #Seahawks. And they might (re)welcome him. He feels he [has found] a brand new residence in Seattle,” Bell tweeted.
Gordon lately posted a photograph of himself figuring out in Seattle, a spot it seems he nonetheless calls residence. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported on March 18 that Gordon “intends to play” subsequent season and is making use of for reinstatement.
“Broad receiver Josh Gordon intends to play in 2020 as he works his manner again from indefinite suspension, based on a supply,” Fowler famous. “Commissioner Roger Goodell will oversee Gordon’s reinstatement try, throughout which the participant should show he’s making regular progress away from the sphere.”
Gordon was suspended indefinitely by the NFL on December 16, 2019 for violating the league’s coverage on performance-enhancing substances and substances of abuse. The NFL’s new collective bargaining settlement has relaxed a few of its drug insurance policies as gamers will now not be suspended for optimistic marijuana assessments.
The Seahawks Reportedly Have “Zero Hesitation” in Bringing Again Gordon
Gordon has had a bumpy NFL profession coping with suspensions principally tied to substance abuse points. Regardless of his struggles, the Seahawks had been happy with Gordon throughout their quick time with the receiver. ESPN 710 Seattle’s Jake Heaps reported in March that the Seahawks would have “zero hesitation” in bringing again Gordon subsequent season.
“I believe that they’re in a extremely great place to take an opportunity on Josh Gordon like that,” Heaps defined. “And even earlier than all of the motion that occurred when it comes to signing Greg Olsen and all that, all of the dialog inside that group was that they actually loved their time with Josh Gordon within the sense of who he was each single day, the expertise that he was. From my understanding, they’re going to have zero hesitation bringing him again if he’s obtainable.”
The Seahawks Making New Offensive Additions Is “Nonetheless on the Desk”
The Seahawks have been linked to plenty of veteran working backs together with Devonta Freeman and Carlos Hyde. Seattle signed Greg Olsen and Phillip Dorsett this offseason however have been in any other case quiet in including extra offensive weapons. ESPN 710 Seattle’s John Clayton reported that it’s “nonetheless on the desk” for the Seahawks to make additions to the offense.
“If Gordon comes off suspension, the Seahawks would have an interest,” Clayton defined. “He favored it in Seattle and the Seahawks favored him.”
If the Seahawks deliver again Gordon, he would doubtless compete with Dorsett to be the staff’s third extensive receiver subsequent to DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Russell Wilson has indicated this offseason that he wish to see the staff be a bit extra aggressive on offense, and including Gordon would give the franchise quarterback another weapon at what would doubtless be a low price.