Josh Gordon, Martavis Bryant could apply for reinstatement in May

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The NFL suspended Patriots receiver Josh Gordon and Raiders receiver Martavis Bryant indefinitely, meaning neither has a firm date to apply for reinstatement.

However, if the receivers follow their treatment plans, the NFLPA is expected to lay groundwork for their reinstatement starting in May, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports.

A report last week indicated Gordon could return to the Patriots by training camp. That follows the timeline laid out by Pelissero.

The Patriots are paying for Gordon’s treatment at an inpatient facility in Gainesville, Florida. Bryant’s whereabouts are unknown.

Bryant and Gordon’s reinstatement is contingent on no further missteps in their rehab.

25 responses to “Josh Gordon, Martavis Bryant could apply for reinstatement in May

  1. I would like to see Josh Gordon get another chance. I think the Pats may need to copy Jerrah/Dez and get a personal babysitter, but with some help hopefully Josh can get through this.

  2. Not that it’s really anybody’s business, but is it known whether Gordon’s issues go beyond marijuana–and possibly alcohol?

  3. It’s a better look that they’re now trying to help these men rather than banishing them. Some people don’t deserve 2 chances but if guys have genuine issues they struggle to control that don’t cause anyone harm but themselves, why not try help them get their lives together

  4. endtimesparty says:
    February 7, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Did Josh Gordon get a ring? That would be one more than Terry Glenn ever got.

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    I believe he did.

  5. Gordon put up some pretty good numbers before he relapsed. Imagine what those numbers would be if he could make it through an entire season? I would like to see him come back and stay clean. Same goes for Bryant. The potential is off the charts for both of these guys.

  6. “Did Josh Gordon get a ring?”

    Yes he did and he earned it. He was crucial to at least 4 or 5 of the regular season wins that got them the 2 seed. Without him they might well have been the 4 seed.

  7. vikings1234 says:

    I would like to see Josh Gordon get another chance. I think the Pats may need to copy Jerrah/Dez and get a personal babysitter, but with some help hopefully Josh can get through this.

    I’m pretty sure he had a babysitter. The Pats didn’t want to leave him alone for a second. However, Gordon managed to sneak away from the babysitters and that’s why he’s suspended.

  8. So let me get this straight. If you test positive a third time you miss four games. For a fourth time you miss a year. For the fifth time it’s indefinite. If you test positive after that you can come back after as soon as next season? How does that make any sense?

  9. Lol mentally quit on your team and get a free ring he wasn’t with the patriots very long but he already found a loophole

  10. Gordon back next year with 12 more picks…..looks like the Patriots are reloading on their STAIRWAY TO SEVEN!!!!
    🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

  11. For Gordon to be able to join a team early in the season would help to give him stability. The NFL has an interest in making this work as it would serve as a model if successful. Being with a stable organization such as the Patriots gives Josh his best chance. Instead of turning their backs on the player they have chosen to support him (players and ownership alike). Being successful on the field could be an important part of his recovery. Banishing the player doesn’t help anyone.

  12. RE: Gordon’s ring. No, he didn’t get one and neither did anyone else, although I believe he will get one. They make up the hats and t-shirts for both teams before the game so they’ll be available immediately after the game. The rings, on the other hand, won’t even be started until after the game is won. Throwing away a few thousand bucks worth of merchandise is one thing, destroying a million dollars worth of rings is something else again.

  13. The patriots wasted a 5th rounder on Josh Gordon, they played better the five games after he was gone. Focus on getting players in the draft and free agency adam Humphries is a perfect patriots

  14. revren10 says:
    February 8, 2019 at 8:20 am

    The patriots wasted a 5th rounder on Josh Gordon.
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    If baffles me why people say things like this.

    They traded a 5th round pick to Cleveland for Gordon AND a 7th round pick.

    The Patriots 5th round pick is at 32 in that round. The Browns 7th round pick is at 17 in that round.

    That means that the Patriots got Gordon for 11 games in return for dropping down 49 slots on Day 3 of the draft.

    Now go back over the last few years and see what difference that really makes. I think you will find the 17th pick in the 7th round has about as much chance to make a team as the last pick in the 5th round. In other words, it’s just about meaningless, and in essence the Patriots got 11 games of production for nothing.

  15. whenwilliteverend says:
    February 7, 2019 at 9:40 pm
    vikings1234 says:

    I would like to see Josh Gordon get another chance. I think the Pats may need to copy Jerrah/Dez and get a personal babysitter, but with some help hopefully Josh can get through this.

    I’m pretty sure he had a babysitter. The Pats didn’t want to leave him alone for a second. However, Gordon managed to sneak away from the babysitters and that’s why he’s suspended.

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    They had a character coach. This guy did spend a lot more time working with Gordon but he was not a full time presence. A full time presence actually requires more than one guy since shifts are required. Thats ok as a temp measure but really the solution has to be to help Gordon to stop feeling so compelled.

  16. If Gordon was just smoking weed, then the testing and suspensions are ridiculous. It’s not a performance enhancer (unless you count the pain management benefits without the side-effects of opioids), and it’s legal in several states. Unless he shows up for work high, why is it an issue. If he does show up for work high, then it’s a team/labor issue.

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