Josh Gordon back on Seahawks roster, Penny Hart waived

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Wide receiver Josh Gordon has been added back to the 53-man roster of the Seattle Seahawks after he was preliminarily reinstated from his indefinite suspension earlier this month.

Fellow wide receiver Penny Hart was waived to clear a spot for Gordon’s addition to the roster.

Gordon is returning to the team after an indefinite suspension that was eventually made a de facto one-year suspension. He was suspended last December for violations of both the substance-abuse and performance-enhancing drugs policies. Gordon’s attorney gave a statement that he relapsed following the death of his brother last November.

Head coach Pete Carroll said Monday that the plan is to get Gordon into action this weekend against the Los Angeles Rams.

“Really we got to get him on the practice field and see what he looks like and all,” Carroll said. “He’s been working out really hard. I’ve been able to watch his workouts on video a couple times here to see that he’s in really good shape. He’s really big and strong too so we’re excited to see how he does. We’re planning the week like he has a chance to contribute so we’ll see. A whole lot of good hope and thought and we’ll see where it fits.”

Gordon has been permitted to workout with the team over the last two weeks after clearing COVID-19 intake testing. His first day eligible to practice will be Wednesday.

The Seahawks claimed Gordon off waivers from the New England Patriots last November. He appeared in just five games for the team before the suspension and caught seven passes for 139 yards during his time with the team.

“I’m anxious to see how he fits in,” Carroll said. “He’s a really impressive athlete, big kid, you know, and moves so well and so gracefully. I’m anxious to see how he looks quickness-wise with everybody else. Last year he jumped in and it was immediately obvious that he could compete. I’ll be surprised if he’s not like that because his workouts have looked so good, but we’ll see what happens.”

Hart appeared in 11 games for Seattle this season primarily on special teams. He caught one pass for three yards on his only target.

7 responses to “Josh Gordon back on Seahawks roster, Penny Hart waived

  1. I’ve been a huge Josh Gordon fan since his days at Baylor, he always had amazing talent. He was Randy Moss level talented, but obviously his upbringing and drug issues derailed what could have (maybe even should have) been a HOF career. He led the league in receiving yards with Brandon Weeden, Brian Hoyer, and Jason Campbell throwing him the football, and he was suspended the first two games. So he led the league playing in only 14 games, and led by almost 200 yards over Antonio Brown. If he had played for a franchise with structure, like Seattle, his whole career and had a solid QB, it would have been amazing to see. DK Metcalf sort of reminds me of a mixture of Randy Moss and Josh Gordon (without off-field issues). I hope Flash Gordon has something left in the tank and can compliment Lockett and Metcalf. And I would love to see him in Vegas next year when we hopefully release Tyrell Williams. Ruggs, Renfrow, Edwards, Gordon, Waller sounds like a nice start to a WR corps.

  2. If Pete Carroll can’t win a Super Bowl with this roster, he’ll never win another one. This is his final shot

  3. A reciever like Gordon is needed in Seattle, Tyler Lockett can win out the outside because of his route running and speed but he is deadly in the slot. Josh Gordon showed Seattle what he could do catching slant passes and that one deep finger tip catch before getting suspended. Teams rolling coverage towards Metcalf will have to find out what Josh Gordon has left in the tank.

  4. I noticed that Josh Gordon is listed at 6’3…but also heard he is 235 lbs….that is really big for a wide receiver!

  5. “Substance abuse AND performance enhancing drugs? Dude went hard!”

    He got busted for a masking agent, the NFL counts that as a PED even though it is not.

    “I noticed that Josh Gordon is listed at 6’3…but also heard he is 235 lbs….that is really big for a wide receiver!”

    About the same as DK Metcalf.

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