Josh Gordon could be back and play as early as next week.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the NFL informed the receiver he was reinstated.
Gordon’s last indefinite suspension began in January, after the league quashed Gordon’s conditional reinstatement. Gordon applied for his reinstatement in July and the NFL Players Association recommended that Gordon be reinstated earlier this month.
“We’re grateful that the NFL appreciates the work Josh has done and now he’s won another opportunity to be in this league,” Gordon’s agent Zac Hiller said via Schefter. “We are proud of Josh, and I know all the fans can’t wait to see it on Sunday. »
Gordon last played in 2019, appearing in six games for New England and five games for Seattle. In 2013, he led the league with 1,646 receiving yards in 14 games with the Browns.
But Gordon, 30, has been subject to lengthy suspensions throughout his career due to violations of the league’s drug addiction policy. He’s only played 63 games since 2012, when Cleveland selected him in the extra draft. He has missed 79 games since 2013.
Gordon caught 247 passes for 4,252 yards with 20 touchdowns.