Josh Gordon returns to the Seahawks

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Josh Gordon is back in blue.

The veteran receiver has re-signed with the Seahawks, according to Gordon’s agent, David Canter. Gordon, however, has not yet officially been reinstated by the NFL.

Seattle’s decision to sign him could be regarded as a sign that Gordon will soon be allowed to return to the NFL.

The league dramatically changed its substance-abuse policy in March, wiping out for example suspensions solely for positive drug tests for non-PEDs. However, the new policy did not account for players serving indefinite suspensions; each of them must go through the same reinstatement process, which leaves the decisions to the full and complete discretion of the Commissioner.

Once reinstated, Gordon will also be subject to another suspension for any further violations. That’s not fair to him, or to any other players held to a different standard under the new policy. Here’s hoping that the league will realize that the time has long since come to quit worrying about what players do away from work and dump the artificial, meaningless barriers to utilizing the services of some of the best young athletes in the world.

48 responses to “Josh Gordon returns to the Seahawks

  1. We all know better than to expect a full season outta Gordon by now…but with Lockett, Metcalf, Richardson, Dorsett, Gordon and the whoever else ends up winning the last spot(s) at WR (not to mention Olsen, Dissly and Hollister at TE)…this is EASILY the deepest, most talented overall receiving corps Russell Wilson has ever had.

  2. This guy has unlimited chances. When he fails again there will still be people feeling sorry for him. What a waste of talent. Definition of a million dollar talent with a ten cent head.

  3. Here we go again. What’s the phrase? The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different result?

  4. Well, because weed was his problem, maybe he won’t get suspended. He showed some great flashes with the Hawks last year, and now they have an elite receiving course with Lockett, Metcalf, Moore, and the Hawaiian man John Ursua

  5. This guy must be the most charming man on Earth in a room. He’s had like 50 failed drug test failures, a half dozen life suspensions, then he meets with the NFL brass and he’s back! every single time!

  6. chc4 says:
    September 3, 2020 at 11:44 am
    This guy has unlimited chances. When he fails again there will still be people feeling sorry for him. What a waste of talent. Definition of a million dollar talent with a ten cent head.

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    The man has a disease. He is not hurting anyone else (well except maybe his family and friends). When compared to other players who have physically abused other people Josh deserves as many chances as he wants

  7. SWFLPC.INC says:
    September 3, 2020 at 12:02 pm
    chc4 says:
    September 3, 2020 at 11:44 am
    This guy has unlimited chances. When he fails again there will still be people feeling sorry for him. What a waste of talent. Definition of a million dollar talent with a ten cent head.

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    The man has a disease. He is not hurting anyone else (well except maybe his family and friends). When compared to other players who have physically abused other people Josh deserves as many chances as he wants.

    He is primarily hurting himself, his family and friends, but he is also hurting his team and teammates.
    If he wants to get better, he has to go to rehab, the toughest and most extreme version he can find.

  8. I can’t help but wish him the best. We LOVED him here in Cleveland only he couldn’t keep himself on the field due to suspensions. We still wish him the best and hope he makes the commitment to finally get serious about his talent and what is left of his career.

  9. Great! No fans in the stands in one thing, but it wouldn’t feel like a true NFL season without another Josh Gordon reinstatement.

  10. I thought it was green. Hopefully, someone more deserving gets a chance next time. More deserving in that they realize that its a special opportunity and they treat it like that.

  11. seanismorriscom says:
    September 3, 2020 at 12:50 pm
    Seattle signed Gordon so that he’d be unavailable for NE who are desperate for WRs.
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    Why in the world would Seattle be concerned about NE signing a player?

  12. We don’t know which substances he ran into trouble with before, though there were implications that it was marijuana. Given the League’s long-overdue change in stance on marijuana, it would be ridiculous for it to apply a harsher marijuana standard on Gordon than on other players. Let the guy play, no testing for weed. If he runs into a problem with some OTHER substance, then yeah, apply the NFL death penalty.

  13. Now that the NFL is finally lightning up on its stance on weed, will Ricky Williams make a comeback?

  14. SWFLPC.INC says:
    September 3, 2020 at 12:02 pm
    chc4 says:
    September 3, 2020 at 11:44 am
    This guy has unlimited chances. When he fails again there will still be people feeling sorry for him. What a waste of talent. Definition of a million dollar talent with a ten cent head.

    —–

    The man has a disease. He is not hurting anyone else (well except maybe his family and friends). When compared to other players who have physically abused other people Josh deserves as many chances as he wants


    Eh… I don’t know about “as many chances as he wants”. If he has a disease, and I agree with you that he most certainly does, he needs to take more time to focus on his recovery than that which is allotted to him by any of his given suspensions. I wish Josh Gordon well and hope he can overcome his demons, but this is getting a bit absurd.

  15. He showed some flashes last year with the Hawks. It will be his second year in the offense. No guarantees he makes the team though. The receiver room is stacked right now.

  16. Florio, you are assuming these are positive tests for pot. If they are I agree with you. But what if he is getting pooped for fentanyl or meth?

  17. Here’s hoping that the league will realize that the time has long since come to quit worrying about what players do away from work and dump the artificial, meaningless barriers to utilizing the services of some of the best young athletes in the world.
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    Or maybe we could be better than that and hope that the best young athletes in the world choose their careers instead of drugs? Is that too much to ask? They set an example for many kids in this country and imo the league bending it’s rules to allow drug use because the players won’t quit regardless is assanine and indicative of some of the problems of today. And this is coming from an enthusiastic mj user. I would never let it interfere with my job though, nor would I expect my employer to look the other way.

  18. eldoradogeorge says:
    September 3, 2020 at 1:22 pm
    SWFLPC.INC says:
    September 3, 2020 at 12:02 pm
    chc4 says:
    September 3, 2020 at 11:44 am
    This guy has unlimited chances. When he fails again there will still be people feeling sorry for him. What a waste of talent. Definition of a million dollar talent with a ten cent head.

    —–

    The man has a disease. He is not hurting anyone else (well except maybe his family and friends). When compared to other players who have physically abused other people Josh deserves as many chances as he wants


    Eh… I don’t know about “as many chances as he wants”. If he has a disease, and I agree with you that he most certainly does, he needs to take more time to focus on his recovery than that which is allotted to him by any of his given suspensions. I wish Josh Gordon well and hope he can overcome his demons, but this is getting a bit absurd.

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    In a league that allows guys who beat up their own women and children continue to play….I see no reason that a guy like Josh Gordon should be banned…..none whatsoever…

  19. “This dude is still getting 38 chances based off what he did that one year in Cleveland.”

    He played very well in New England and was a difference maker in several of the games. Without him they would have gotten lower playoff seeding that year and quite possibly not made it to and won the Super Bowl

  20. I’ll take Josh Gordon and his weed addiction to Tyreek Hill, who all but admitted he broke a toddler’s arm and threatened to do worse to the boy’s mom. Or Bob Kraft, for that matter. The NFL might actually get Gordon’s case right, for once.

  21. He got in trouble for smoking weed. Players no longer get in trouble for smoking weed. Moreover, weed is legal in Washington. Problem solved.

  22. “Once reinstated, Gordon will also be subject to another suspension for any further violations. That’s not fair to him, or to any other players held to a different standard under the new policy.”

    Yes it is, Mike. They are held to a different standard the moment the violate the rules the first time. Nor is Gordon a one-time offender that deserves a “second” chance. I say let the roster spot go to a young but clean dude that actually wants to be there and be a good member of society. But that’s just me.

  23. So the Seahawks explored to idea of trading a great team carrier like Russell Wilson; yet the continue to maintain all the faith and confidence in Josh??? Unbelievable.!

  24. He just sold his super bowl ring for 138K and now he has a shot at making a NFL roster. Things are looking up for Josh.

  25. Was it just marijuana? I thought the league was prohibited from specifying what the PED or recreational drug the player used, but the player could say whatever he wanted.

    At least we don’t hear the ‘Adderol defense’ any more.

  26. Say what you want but EVERY one of you, if you were a coach, would throw the dice on an elite recover for pennies on the dollar.

  27. I’d rather have Antonio Brown. Unlike Gordon, at least AB would make an impact in the two games he plays before getting suspended again.

  28. Michael Asleson says:
    September 3, 2020 at 6:50 pm
    This guy is SEVEN years removed from his last 1000 yard season. Dont understand the hype.
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    Uh, that’s because there isn’t hype. His highest expectation is to be the third receiver, at best, and the Seahawks can basically view him as a bonus if he pans out. Definitely worth the minimum salary Seattle paid.

  29. Michael Asleson says:
    September 3, 2020 at 6:50 pm
    This guy is SEVEN years removed from his last 1000 yard season. Dont understand the hype.
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    It really isn’t hype though. And no Hawks fan expects him to magically revert back to the guy who had over 1600 yds receiving in 2013. But for what they’re going to pay him, why not? He’ll be covered by by the opponents’ 3rd or 4th best guy when he’s on the field and last year in VERY limited targets he made a handful of extremely clutch plays.

    Seattle knows the risks w/ him as much as everyone else does, but as a depth guy he can absolutely still contribute.

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