Kansas City Chiefs sign reinstated wide receiver Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon was reinstated by the NFL on Friday; the wide receiver has been suspended by the league on six occasions dating back to the earlier portion of last decade; Gordon has 247 career receptions for 4,252 yards with 20 touchdowns in 63 games

Last Updated: 27/09/21 10:41pm

Josh Gordon has been reinstated by the NFL

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.

He 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 has not been as involved as projected following the departure of Sammy Watkins.

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 Gordon’s agent Zac Hiller, “We are proud of Josh, and I know all the fans can’t wait to see him on Sundays.”

Gordon began his NFL career at the Cleveland Browns

Gordon began his NFL career at the Cleveland Browns

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A subsequent reinstatement in December 2020 lasted only a month – with no on-field appearances – and was rescinded in January 2021.

It was reported Gordon had a setback in his battle with substance abuse that broke the terms on his conditional reinstatement.

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.

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