Seahawks land Josh Gordon on waivers

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The Patriots likely didn’t release receiver Josh Gordon for fear of having him land with a contender in the AFC. Instead, he landed with a contender in the NFC.

Per multiple reports, the Seahawks made a successful waivers claim for the former Patriot.

Gordon boosts a receiving corps that boasts the likes of veteran Tyler Lockett and rookie D.K. Metcalf. And Gordon, by virtue of the fact that the Patriots released him, is healthy.

As Tom Curran of NBC Sports Boston explained on PFT Live earlier today, Gordon may have fallen out of favor in New England because he was no longer dotting i’s and crossing t’s in the way all Patriots players are expected to do. In Seattle, Gordon gets a fresh start with a 6-2 team that has one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, and that could get quality production from a receiver who in 2013 generated more receiving yards in one season (1,646) than Hall of Famers Randy Moss and Terrell Owens ever did.

Seattle’s successful claim for Gordon means that teams picking higher than them on the pecking order didn’t make a claim. It’s possible that other teams lower on the waivers priority (based on record) tried to get him.

74 responses to “Seahawks land Josh Gordon on waivers

  1. Just thought about the possibility of a Pats / Seahawks super bowl. Gordon would get a ring either way.

  2. Pete Carroll works well with problem players and Russell Wilson is the type QB that will encourage him. This could be precisely the type of add the Seahawks need to elevate their offensive FLEXIBILITY to challenge for the division – and more.

  3. It is a smart move by the Seahawks. Bring him in, sit him down, have a chat and turn him over for the players to keep him in line. If the cancer remains then cut him.

  4. This actually works out fantastic for both sides. The Patriots didn’t want him on the Ravens, Steelers, Jets, Bills, Dolphins, 49ers, Eagles, Saints, or Packers. Great pickup for the Seahawks.

  5. IiRC, New England put Gordon on waivers, and then they released him on injury settlement. That means they paid him a lump sum instead of his salary for the rest of the season, so he can sign on with another team. They in effect gave up on him and don’t want him back even if he gets healthy again, possibly because he has a multi-year contract and they don’t want him for what he is going to make. That means they do not think he is going to be a very good player from this point forward.

  6. PrincePaul says:
    Oh cool. What did they do to improve their offensive line?
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    They’re 9th in scoring, 13th in passing and 7th in rushing. Exactly what did they need to improve?

  7. ‘Hawks didn’t expect 49ers to be battling in the West. They thought it would be a two horse race with the Rams.

    They’ll likely split the series. I’m not sure that Josh Gordon will make a bit of difference. But the Niners getting their tackles and their fullback back in the lineup will.

  8. There’s a reason he was slacking in New England so I wouldn’t be surprised to hear about another failed test sooner rather than later

  9. I have no idea what happened. He was good to go, then he was good as gone, now he’s a Seahawk. But the team needs receivers. SOMETHING SMELLS LIKE OLD FISH HERE.

  10. “And Gordon, by virtue of the fact that the Patriots released him, is healthy.”

    Somewhere, Blondie is queuing up her song “Heart of Glass”…body of glass…mind of glass.

  11. Here’s where you say it doesn’t hurt to take a look. But you know it’s not true because Pete has this thing where he wants to rehabilitate head case stars. Gotta admit if he pulls this one off it’s a good score.

  12. Seriously, how many fresh starts does this guy get? With his track record, why any team is willing to sign him is puzzling.

    He’s nothing more than a mercenary at this point and Seattle is gambling that he’ll make some sort of significant difference. I’m betting they’re going to be disappointed.

  13. Josh gleefully burnin’ a fatty as we speak… WA is an open bar for the wacky tobaccy 😂

    Well at least he’s got that awesome role model Cheatin’ Pete to help him stay on the straight and narrow…

    Getcha popcorn….

  14. dvdman123 says:
    I mean if the Pats release you then something is just not right. It’s not like the they were oozing with offense.
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    If something is so wrong with him, why didn’t they want him to go to another contender?

  15. In a few years, when marijuana is legal nationwide and the NFL lifts its ban, we’ll all look back and see that Josh Gordon’s life was ruined (at least in the first few instances) for nothing…

  16. Considering that the Seattle Seathugs have made gaming the NFL’s substance abuse policy their game, Josh should feel safe. There is precious little actual talent on this team so he’ll fit right in. This won’t help at all when the 49ers send the Thug Wilson to IR after they pummel him to bits in the next game they play.

  17. Not sure if this is good or bad… But I hope this isn’t addiction related.

    You brought a lot of excitement to New England, Josh. Wish you nothing but the very best.

  18. californianewton says:
    November 1, 2019 at 5:29 pm
    IiRC, New England put Gordon on waivers, and then they released him on injury settlement. That means they paid him a lump sum instead of his salary for the rest of the season, so he can sign on with another team. They in effect gave up on him and don’t want him back even if he gets healthy again, possibly because he has a multi-year contract
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    a) The Patriots have released people on injury settlement before and resigned them
    b) Gordon is going to be a UFA at the end of the season.

    Any other facts you’d like to screw up?

  19. mbara33 says:
    November 1, 2019 at 5:32 pm
    They’re 9th in scoring, 13th in passing and 7th in rushing. Exactly what did they need to improve?
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    8 spots, 12 spots, and 6 spots. Thanks for asking.

  20. PrincePaul says:
    Oh cool. What did they do to improve their offensive line?
    ==

    Brilliant. In other words, Seattle should pass on a once-talented guy who is at least worth gambling on at one position, simply because there isn’t anyone currently cheap and available who happens to play a different position of perceived need?
    As others have pointed out, Seattle’s offensive line isn’t necessarily an area of weakness any longer (no, I’m not a Seahawks fan). But please, tell us what quality free agent O-lineman who was available on the waiver wire today they should have picked up instead?
    Sometimes an opportunity presents itself and you take it, even if that player doesn’t play a position someone else thinks should be addressed.
    By the way, PrincePaul recently speculated on multiple articles whether or not the 49ers might claim Mr. Gordon at No. 2. He apparently doesn’t know how the waiver process works, or that San Francisco is no longer No. 2 but rather occupies the bottom of the current order along with New England.

  21. Brownsweregoodinthe80s says:
    November 1, 2019 at 6:26 pm
    In a few years, when marijuana is legal nationwide and the NFL lifts its ban, we’ll all look back and see that Josh Gordon’s life was ruined (at least in the first few instances) for nothing…

    99% of us already see that. His life and a few million other people’s, ruined for nothing.

  22. tylawspick6 says:

    lmao
    this should be a hoot
    petey to
    enable

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    Waiting until he’s off the Pats, then razzing him as a Seahawk.
    How come you didn’t “lmao” when he was in N.E.?

    So much for that dude on here who claims, “said no Pats fan ever”.
    Like I said, “Great while he’s a Patriot… Bum when he’s gone.”

  23. Browns fan here. Allegedly Gordon will never get it. Drugs (and for those who think this is just marijuana, you haven’t been following his story) and non-effort. This kid had everything going for him. If he got his life right he would probably be in the middle of his second big contract. He will be out of the NFL, have no money and will be another sad story. It was all there for him. Many times. The Browns made the right call to get rid of him after he was late to another meeting and seemed “off”. Pats found out and now Seattle will too. Very sad.

  24. FootballSeasonRules says:
    November 1, 2019 at 5:21 pm
    This actually works out fantastic for both sides. The Patriots didn’t want him on the…
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    …their cap.
    (ftfy)

  25. No doubt a change of environment will briefly make him & Hawks think he’s making a fresh start. He’ll have some good games then drift back. I doubt Pete’s approach will cure him any better than Belichick’s did, but don’t blame them for trying to do it under the circumstances.

  26. Who’s surprised by this? I’m surprised Dallas passed on him. That’s saying something when 26 other teams pass on a guy, including the Cowboys, because he’s more trouble than he’s worth. That exemplifies the Seahawks. It’s a total waste of time. He’ll probably fail a drug test in the next week or so anyway making it a moot point.

  27. If the Patriots had problems with him, showing up late etc what makes the Seahawks think this will
    Work for them.
    He’s obviously got some problems.
    Good luck, can’t wait for the next chapter.

  28. The reason the Pats let him go beyond the rumors that he wasn’t putting in the work is that he simply was not getting open. They have some young guys they would like to give snaps to over a guy who isn’t grinding and isn’t getting separation, who also could be gone for good at a moment’s notice. If he was still good, he would still be a Patriot.

  29. Gordon is not a total waste of time. he’s a cheap, low risk option, with high upside for a contender. Downside? You wave bye, bye.

  30. I’m pretty sure that marijuana is legal up there in the north west. Ole Josh is going to smoke himself stupid. He’s not going to know whether to catch the football or sit on it until it hatches.

  31. Hey let’s sign a pothead who gets a mandatory test weekly in a state with legal weed.

  32. LOL @ the seahawk fans’ comments here who are actually under the impression that Josh Gordon is going to play more than a handful of games for them. At the very most, he plays the rest of this season with them. that’s it. and even that is unlikely.

  33. thefiesty1 says:
    November 1, 2019 at 5:49 pm
    Do they have a drug rehab facility in Seattle?
    +++
    Yes they do. Matter of fact, they’re all over the country. Even in Massachusetts.

  34. Ppl need to understand, he was released for his knee not drugs or attitude this time, his knee is jacked.

  35. At least smoking weed will be legal for all home games. With no long road trips , he should flourish.

  36. stodgman says:

    November 1, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    It is a smart move by the Seahawks. Bring him in, sit him down, have a chat and turn him over for the players to keep him in line. If the cancer remains then cut him.

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    Spot on, low risk high reward

  37. ditkasanger says:

    November 1, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Pete Carroll works well with problem players and Russell Wilson is the type QB that will encourage him. This could be precisely the type of add the Seahawks need to elevate their offensive FLEXIBILITY to challenge for the division – and more.
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    Funny, if you replace Carrol and Wilson, with BB and Brady, I could swear that is the exact same post as Pats fans posted.

  38. FootballSeasonRules says:
    November 1, 2019 at 5:21 pm
    This actually works out fantastic for both sides. The Patriots didn’t want him on the Ravens, Steelers, Jets, Bills, Dolphins, 49ers, Eagles, Saints, or Packers. Great pickup for the Seahawks.
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    More than half those teams passed on him. The only teams that didn’t have a chance to snag him were the 49ers, Saints, and Packers. He has 287 yards receiving this year. Media is reporting his release was due to poor work ethic. He’s missed out on multiple seasons and millions of dollars because he couldn’t abide by NFL rules. He’s had three 100+ yard games since 2014. Congrats on the great pick up.

  39. likuidsmoke says:
    November 1, 2019 at 5:13 pm
    Washington is a legal state, uh oh…

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    PSA……Marijuana is JUST AS LEGAL IN MASSACHUSETTS AS IT IS IN WASHINGTON STATE!!! NEWS FLASH……. Not like its hard to find Marijuana ANYWHERE IN THE USA nor should it be. Is it hard to find a Cigarette or Budweiser(and both of those have been PROVEN to actually KILL folks)? Gordon seems to be able to remain on the field so apparently “Weed” is not a current issue. The amount of Likes your post has gotten just proves how Misinformed so many people are

  40. He might be OK with Petey. Everybody just does whatever they want. Wilson gets in the huddle for the first play and says, “Everybody go deep”.. After that all he needs to say is, “Same thing”

  41. sjwfloriotheliberalcuck says:
    November 1, 2019 at 8:40 pm
    LOL @ the seahawk fans’ comments here who are actually under the impression that Josh Gordon is going to play more than a handful of games for them. At the very most, he plays the rest of this season with them. that’s it. and even that is unlikely.

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    You are literally the first person in this thread to say anything about Josh long-term. Not one person has said anything about next year.

    It’s like you are Richard Sherman, just making stuff up to get yourself all fired up.

    I especially like people saying that Seattle is stupid for trying this right after the Patriots decided to try it. So the Patriots are stupid too? They signed AB as well…you never know until you try and talent is talent.

    Everyone laughed at the Seahawks and Pete for bringing in Marshawn Lynch like they could actually do something with him too.

    As far as I’m concerned it would be a huge win for Seattle if they could just get him to play well until the end of the season. They are risking nothing.

  42. When Gordon came back to the Pats this season, I thought good deal. Then the season began and he just seemed off. If you watch Pats football and focused on Gordon, you prolly noticed he seemed to not be going one hundred. Reminded me of when Moss wore out his welcome in NE. I don’t wish I’ll on the dude, but with rookie Harry coming back and the Sanu signing….no room or time for dogging it.

  43. and if he walks as a UFA the Hawks will get a comp pick, so seems like a very low risk move for an actual return

  44. This just in — the Seahawks have hired former RB Ricky Williams to be an adviser to Josh Gordon. That way he’ll know where to get the best drugs.

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