Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon was conditionally reinstated by the league earlier this month, and according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, Gordon has thus far adhered to the terms of that reinstatement (Twitter link). He will join the team on the practice field tomorrow.
Though the 29-year-old wideout re-signed with Seattle in early September, he has not been eligible to practice. Instead, as Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets, Gordon has been limited to working with the strength and conditioning staff. Apparently, that work has paid off, as Pelissero reports that Gordon is in excellent shape.
The saga of the 2013 receiving yards leader is quite familiar to NFL fans. Gordon has been suspended nine times since his pro career began in 2012, and most of those bans stemmed from violations of the league’s substance-abuse policy. The new CBA created a more lenient reality for non-PED drug violations, and Gordon, to his credit, has not given up in his quest to continue his playing career.
In 11 games with the Pats and Seahawks last season, Gordon caught 27 passes for 426 yards and a touchdown. His yards-per-catch average was a stellar 19.9 in his five Seahawks games, and things were seemingly going well with him in Seattle before he was hit with his latest suspension.
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