Only the Seahawks wanted Josh Gordon

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Josh Gordon may be down to his last NFL chance.

After the Patriots put Gordon on waivers, every team had the opportunity to claim him on their rosters. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Seahawks were the only team to put in a claim.

So the Patriots don’t want Gordon anymore, and 30 other teams didn’t want him, either. That suggests that, for all of Gordon’s impressive talent, NFL teams have decided that his off-field issues simply aren’t worth the trouble.

If over the remaining months of this season Gordon can start to look like the great receiver he once was, he could be in demand in free agency next year. But if he flames out in Seattle, he could be out of chances in the NFL.

64 responses to “Only the Seahawks wanted Josh Gordon

  1. So only Seattle was willing to take on his $2M+ salary for a look-see after the Patriots put him on IR and then released him?

    Wow, that IS strange.

  2. His undisciplined history will reduce his value in free agency; probably cost him significant guaranteed money. Teams do not want to go out on a limb for an aging question mark.

  3. Some of the Pats fans on here mentioned that they thought maybe the Pats would bring him back later, so maybe the ‘Hawks aren’t by themselves.

  4. It will cost the Hawks a maximum of $952K for the remaining games but more likely 833K for the seven he would more likely be active for. Low cost and low risk and if he plays out his contract and walks the Hawks would likely get a comp pick if he signs as a UFA.

  5. A few other teams would probably have been interested if he wasn’t claimed and they could have signed him as a FA for the veteran minimum. Not sure what they would have been given his suspension history but I’m guessing it’s 50% or less than his current salary.

  6. Word out of Foxboro is he was showing up late for meetings, and not give max effort that is demanded there. A recipe for dismissal from BB teams. Too bad. He could have helped them. Now he is on what appears to be a last chance.

  7. He had 2 million no guarentee and no one was willing to Give him a shot I figured the Saints or packers would of rolled the Dice

  8. 2+ million down to 1 since, ya know half the season is over. Pete and John know it could be a home run or just a looksy and a maneuver to keep him from the 9ers. Obviously Clara didn’t put in a claim, but nobody knew who did until after the fact.

    Seattle needed another target after Dissly went down. Just not sure who that will be. Dickson is back to catch a few, Lockett has been seeing more balls, Metcalf is spectacular at times and looks like a rookie in others.

    Maybe Gordon has a good 2 months in him with this being his last great opportunity before a tryout here and there.

  9. So, apparently his release from the Pats wasn’t due to a relapse but because he was lazy? I just find that stunning. All the times he was suspended and in and out of rehab fighting to get back and to throw all that away because of his poor work ethic? I give him a month before Seattle shows him the door…

  10. It’s amazing to me that teams will take a chance on a guy who hits women,but won’t touch a guy with an addiction issue that he is trying to get turned around. I wish Josh Gordon the best of luck. I hope that Seattle gets to see what he is capable of. Yes,he has a problem,but he seems to be a nice,polite guy otherwise. Can you say the same about Tyreek Hill or Kareem Hunt?

  11. kevpft says:
    November 2, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Sure. How many teams will admit wanting a player and not getting him?
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    Making a waiver claim is public information, and the Seahawks are the only ones who made one.

    Now, maybe some other teams would have wanted him as a FA if he had cleared waivers, but he’s a FA at year end anyway and so there was no long term commitment. That would mean a team would have wanted to negotiate over a few hundred grand which hardly seems enough to NOT make the waver claim if they were interested.

    So the conclusion is that indeed only Seattle wanted to take a chance.

  12. k1dicarus says:
    November 2, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    He looks slow
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    He looked good in week 1, then seemed to get progressively slower / more sluggish, and on a few deep balls he seems to make a lame effort. Maybe he was injured, but it was not a good look and Patriots coaches saw it too.

  13. I still think Josh Gordon could have been one of the best receivers in league history.

    Those demons are tough to overcome. Hopefully he has a transition plan for life after football, because that day seems to be coming soon.

  14. Gordon has been a cheap roll-of-the dice for Clev, NE and now Seattle. NE absorbs half of his 2 million dollar cap hit and Seattle may have to pay up to the other half of the 2 million dollar cap hit. None of the three teams paid much.

  15. mrbigass says:
    November 2, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    So, apparently his release from the Pats wasn’t due to a relapse but because he was lazy? I just find that stunning. All the times he was suspended and in and out of rehab fighting to get back and to throw all that away because of his poor work ethic? I give him a month before Seattle shows him the door…

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    No Harry was coming off IR and Sanu was a better option than Gordon. Gordon has cost Clev, NE and now Sea very little to take a chance.

  16. At this point in the season, there’s a long list of teams that could use a guy with Gordon’s talents to get them over the hump. But none of them wanted him.

    That’s really all you need to know about the bridges this guy has burned…

  17. Gordon has had plenty of chances, hard to feel sorry for him. He’ll probably be joining Terrell Pryor on the free agency list this off season.

  18. This is the worst possible team to claim him. How can he manage to stay clean in Washington state where weed is legal and unavoidable when out in public. I wish him the best.

  19. “That suggests that, for all of Gordon’s impressive talent, NFL teams have decided that his off-field issues simply aren’t worth the trouble.”

    or it means, his on-field production just didn’t warrant using a roster spot on him.

  20. Everyone talks like he is so talented, yet he has been in several good situations (none better than NE) and hasn’t done jack since 2013. That’s 6 years go. Perhaps the new and more realistic narrative should be that he is no longer anything other than a mediocre WR. Patriots really needed him and he failed. If he can’t be successful in that system with that QB throwing to him and those coaches coaching him …

  21. We’ll see if he can stay off the sauce in the rainy northwest. It didn’t work in Cleveland and Bill gave up on him in New England. No more chances, buddy!

  22. There ain’t so such thing as a seahawk. There are sea eagles, but they live across the Pacific in Asia. Seattle’s football team is in fact named after sea gulls, a bird that eats garbage and steals from other birds. When the football game is nearly over, the seagulls will fly into old Candlestick park for scraps of food left by the spectators.

    So, it is no surprise that Penny-pinching Mode is acting like the bird that its is named after. Seattle is once again filling its roster with players that are discarded by other teams, more so than the average NFL team. Ziggy Ansah, Michael Kendricks, Geno Smith and now Josh Gordon are examples of players other teams do not want but are now playing in Seattle.

  23. gdpont says:
    November 2, 2019 at 1:34 pm
    This is the worst possible team to claim him. How can he manage to stay clean in Washington state where weed is legal and unavoidable when out in public. I wish him the best.
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    It’s legal here in Massachusetts

  24. Good for Seattle. Glad they get a chance to kick his tires and see if he can still play at a high level. Stretching the field as an over the top WR, making the run game that much more effective is the goal. I’m glad he gets a chance to do so in SF. Adds a bit more fodder to a potentially great game.

  25. PrincePaul says:
    November 2, 2019 at 2:14 pm
    Remember how sick the Pats were going to be with AB and Josh Gordon?
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    Not only that, but they dumped the one good locker room guy and leader in DT.

  26. gdpont says:
    November 2, 2019 at 1:34 pm
    This is the worst possible team to claim him. How can he manage to stay clean in Washington state where weed is legal and unavoidable when out in public. I wish him the best.
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    He has the money to score some weed no matter where he is. Several other teams are also located in weed legal states. Denver and Boston (NE PATS) among them.

  27. gdpont says:
    November 2, 2019 at 1:34 pm
    This is the worst possible team to claim him. How can he manage to stay clean in Washington state where weed is legal and unavoidable when out in public. I wish him the best.
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    He has the money to score some weed no matter where he is. Several other teams are also located in weed legal states. Denver and Boston (NE PATS) among them. Not to mention California, which is home to the Niners, Raiders, Rams and Chargers.

  28. weed is legal in massachusetts also. However most of gordons issues in the past have been with overuse of that and alcohol and not showing up or being late because of it. I have no idea if it causes issues with his performance on the field

  29. bird2urmother says:
    November 2, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Not only that, but they dumped the one good locker room guy and leader in DT.
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    Right. They’re terrible. They can’t win any games.

  30. Dude doesn’t care about football; that is the problem. I’m sure there are a lot of football players who smoke weed or drink a lot and manage to show up on time, because they care. You show up late repeatedly, then you don’t care. And there is no fix for that.

  31. Hello… the Patriots didn’t quit on him because he had something left to offer. They quit on him because he showing signs of falling back into his addiction, and Seattle is the LAST place a struggling addict wants to go

  32. Seattle claimed him BEFORE the following teams had a chance. It is VERY likely that one of these teams would have picked him up. It will never be known for a fact if one of these teams would have picked him up.
    GB
    NO
    NE
    SF

  33. johnnycantread says:
    November 2, 2019 at 12:46 pm
    Some of the Pats fans on here mentioned that they thought maybe the Pats would bring him back later, so maybe the ‘Hawks aren’t by themselves.

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    Huh? There has been none of that from fans or otherwise. Its been widely reported how the Patriots cant bring him back later once he was on IR. Not even by slipping him through waivers.

    This is actually a win for Belichick. He just got some cap space back and Gordon is off in the NFC.

  34. Pat’s always used him in such a stupid way with how smart they are. Josh is a big and was very fast. They tried to basically make him a deep ball only kinda guy. Meanwhile his best year was catching shorter slants and outs and just either running over or past dbs, using his size and speed. Trying to only get him the ball on a few jump balls a game seemed like a poor use of his skills.

  35. @jimmygeewhiz says:
    November 2, 2019 at 12:41 pm
    His undisciplined history will reduce his value in free agency; probably cost him significant guaranteed money. Teams do not want to go out on a limb for an aging question mark.
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    Thank you Captain Obvious!

  36. gdpont says:
    November 2, 2019 at 1:34 pm
    “This is the worst possible team to claim him. How can he manage to stay clean in Washington state where weed is legal and unavoidable when out in public. I wish him the best.”

    Also fully legal in Massachusetts since Nov, 2018. (They puff down in New England-fully legal in Vermont and Maine. Medical in the rest)

  37. @lizzyisnoindian says:
    November 2, 2019 at 3:42 pm
    Hello… the Patriots didn’t quit on him because he had something left to offer. They quit on him because he showing signs of falling back into his addiction, and Seattle is the LAST place a struggling addict wants to go
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    Patriots planted the story of him relapsing to hurt his chances of being claimed.

  38. Seattle claimed him BEFORE the following teams had a chance. It is VERY likely that one of these teams would have picked him up. It will never be known for a fact if one of these teams would have picked him up.
    GB
    NO
    NE
    SF
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    A) All the teams that are interested and the winner is awarded when the waiver period is over. It’s public knowledge as to who put in a waiver request. B) Maybe you didn’t read the article…… “the Seahawks were the only team to put in a claim”

  39. @californianewton says:
    November 2, 2019 at 2:05 pm
    So, it is no surprise that Penny-pinching Mode is acting like the bird that its is named after. Seattle is once again filling its roster with players that are discarded by other teams, more so than the average NFL team. Ziggy Ansah, Michael Kendricks, Geno Smith and now Josh Gordon are examples of players other teams do not want but are now playing in Seattle.
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    Most NFL rosters include many players from other teams. Seattle is no different. Don’t let your hatred for Seattle cloud your judgement. Oops…too late!

  40. Bill Leder says:
    November 2, 2019 at 3:43 pm
    Seattle claimed him BEFORE the following teams had a chance. It is VERY likely that one of these teams would have picked him up. It will never be known for a fact if one of these teams would have picked him up.
    GB
    NO
    NE
    SF

    thats not how claiming off waivers works. teams don’t wait. They all put their claims in BEFORE the actual process starts. then player is awarded to to team that is the lowest that made claim. when they say only seahawks made a claom-only seahawks made a claim

  41. There has to be more to this than the weed smoking if the Seahawks were the only ones to put in a claim. I don’t know about other contenders that might need him but Belichick is good friends with Payton and it makes you wonder if he told Payton to stay away.

  42. Well well well…Clara fans now claim they have the better front office and coaching staff between them and Seattle. Picking top 5 of the draft for 5 years should probably produce a good D when that’s all that’s been drafted with top picks.

    We’ll see how things go here in a few days.Seattle wins, they are right in the division mix. Clara wins, its their year.

  43. Bill Leder says:
    November 2, 2019 at 3:43 pm
    Seattle claimed him BEFORE the following teams had a chance. It is VERY likely that one of these teams would have picked him up. It will never be known for a fact if one of these teams would have picked him up.
    GB
    NO
    NE
    SF

    thats not how claiming off waivers works. teams don’t wait. They all put their claims in BEFORE the actual process starts. then player is awarded to to team that is the lowest that made claim. when they say only seahawks made a claom-only seahawks made a claim
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    I think it goes team by team. They don’t look at the later requests unless the waiver gets to that team. Regardless I think you are right on whether he was wanted or not, but I don’t think we know for sure.

  44. Living in the great Pacific Northwest legalizing has only changed that aged 40+ folks are more willing to try it it again and others are willing to be open during conversation about it.

  45. californianewton says:
    November 2, 2019 at 2:05 pm
    There ain’t so such thing as a seahawk. There are sea eagles, but they live across the Pacific in Asia. Seattle’s football team is in fact named after sea gulls, a bird that eats garbage and steals from other birds. When the football game is nearly over, the seagulls will fly into old Candlestick park for scraps of food left by the spectators.

    So, it is no surprise that Penny-pinching Mode is acting like the bird that its is named after. Seattle is once again filling its roster with players that are discarded by other teams, more so than the average NFL team. Ziggy Ansah, Michael Kendricks, Geno Smith and now Josh Gordon are examples of players other teams do not want but are now playing in Seattle.

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    This guy spends an incredible amount of time disparaging a team that has won nearly 2 out of 3 games played against you since we joined the NFC West. LOL Must be excruciating.

    BTW, a Seahawk is another name for an Osprey. They really do exist. However, I do agree, we feast on a lot of garbage when we come to visit those temporarily competitive 9ers, where we have a winning record against the home team.

  46. Not only that, but they dumped the one good locker room guy and leader in DT.
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    Right. They’re terrible. They can’t win any games.

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    Winning doesn’t mean every single move they make is great. After all, they signed both Gordon and Brown and neither worked out.

  47. Maybe Josh Gordon just doesn’t enjoy playing football? He’s probably just hanging on, crabbing whatever crumbs are left that teams are willing to give him and then moving on with his life. He should be mature enough by now to understand what he has to do to continue to play in the NFL. The desire to play is just not in his heart. “Regrets, I’ve had a few…..” I hope he finds peace.

  48. Chris Kilby says:
    November 2, 2019 at 6:13 pm
    Living in the great Pacific Northwest legalizing has only changed that aged 40+ folks are more willing to try it it again and others are willing to be open during conversation about it.

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    And perhaps the minor detail that people with less privilege aren’t being sent to jail for it, we can hope.

  49. Chance #27….this guy obviously has all the physical talent in the world…but he’s too dumb to get things figured out

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