Josh Gordon plans to sign with Chiefs

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Wide receiver Josh Gordon‘s next comeback bid will take place with the Chiefs.

Gordon’s agents said, via Adam Schefter of ESPN, that their client is headed to Kansas City and plans to sign with the Chiefs. The NFL told Gordon last week that he is being reinstated from his latest suspension.

Gordon’s lates suspension went into effect in January after a conditional reinstatement granted in December was rescinded. He last played in the NFL with the Seahawks in 2019 and saw time in the Fan Controlled Football league earlier this year.

Gordon had seven catches for 139 yards in five games with Seattle. He had 60 catches for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns in 17 games for the Patriots in 2018 and 2019. He entered the league as a Browns second-round pick in the 2012 supplemental draft. He had 137 catches for 2,451 yards and 14 touchdowns in his first two seasons, but served a 10-game suspension in 2014 and missed all of the next two seasons while suspended.

Tyreek Hill leads Chiefs wideouts with 19 catches for 267 yards and a touchdown through three games. Mecole Hardman, Demarcus Robinson, Byron Pringle, Marcus Kemp, and Daurice Fountain are the other receivers on Kansas City’s roster.

UPDATE 5:05 p.m. ET: Herbie Teope of the Kansas City Star reports that Gordon is signing to the practice squad and that the Chiefs plan to elevate him once he’s up to speed.

49 responses to “Josh Gordon plans to sign with Chiefs

  1. Fourteenth time’s a charm? It’s utterly amazing that people continue to give this guy a chance.

  2. Chiefs have a lot of #3-4 wrs, or possible up-and-comers, but are missing a true #2. I’m sure it’s a league minimum, hope he stays sober contract. But at this point, can the guy actually resurrect a career full of let downs? Hope so, but doubtful.

  3. The only thing to expect given his history is another suspension. The only thing to discuss is how many games he makes it.

  4. Every time another team signs this guy is another opportunity lost for a young player who would literally do anything for a chance. Enough already.

  5. Stan Holloway says:
    September 27, 2021 at 4:37 pm
    Hey we all deserve second chances
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    Ummm, Stan, this is his ELEVENTH chance my man!!

  6. Wow, that will be a quality receiving core with him and Tyreek Hill being such quality human beings that contribute to the well being of others and society.

  7. I’m all for giving second, and even third chances to demonstrate growth and change. Eventually you’re to blame for the disfunction by allowing to reoccur.

  8. Your defense has given up 29, 36 and 30 points in the first three games of the season so far, so what is the most logical thing to do? That’s right, add a Wide Receiver!

  9. This kinda feels like the Le’Veon Bell signing last year. Someone just trying to tag along for a SB appearance. Since he doesn’t play special teams I’m guessing he’ll be inactive on most game days.

  10. He is so talented he will start catching on right away and after a few games to be fully up to speed he will be a major weapon added to their lineup that will affect coverages that already have more than him to worry about. But for KC and their fans this will be a week to week thing. Each week, no matter how good it is, you still have to live with it being anyones guess if he will be there next week. He can be game changing the week before the playoffs and then be no longer in the picture before the playoffs start. In the context of availability its like an injury that has huge tendency to recur and has yet not to each time he makes a go on it. But its worth the crapshoot because if he goes the distance that can be the final thing that puts them over the top. (Yeah, the defense, I know)

  11. Olyhawkguy says:
    September 27, 2021 at 4:12 pm
    When did the Chiefs become the official home to all NFL degenerates?
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    I wouldn’t call him a degenerate, he can’t stay off the drugs but I’ve never heard of him doing anything bad to anyone else.

    But to answer your question, I think it started with Frank Clark.

  12. They’ll probably sign the devil next since it seems they’ve already sold their soul for another Super Bowl.

  13. Olyhawkguy says:
    September 27, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    I wouldn’t call him a degenerate, he can’t stay off the drugs but I’ve never heard of him doing anything bad to anyone else.
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    Josh Gordon wasn’t “on drugs”. He has Social Anxiety Disorder, just like Ricky Williams had, and THC works best for him as a treatment. It’s funny how most people would look the other way if he was taking Xanax, Lexipro, Lithium or any number of pharmaceuticals prescribed to treat SAD but since THC works best for him, he’s labeled as a “druggie” by the Peanut Gallery.

    And for those who said he hasn’t “done anything in years”, he helped the Patriots win the Super Bowl after the 2017 season and had 735+ yards and 3 TD’s, which would definitely help any team, let alone, the Chiefs.

  14. I guess everyone here is perfect and has never had issues with addiction.
    I’m rooting for the guy. Besides, the Chiefs are paying – not any of us – so why be so upset he’s getting another chance? It’s the NFL – if you’re good enough, teams will look the other way.

  15. I believe in second chances for everything but how many chances is this guy going to get?? We all know if he was a scrub player he wouldn’t have gotten even one extra chance. The double and triple standards in the NFL are really ridiculous and a black mark on the league. Hope he gets his act together, then again I think we have all said that several times before with regards to him.

  16. Olyhawkguy says:
    September 27, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    I wouldn’t call him a degenerate, he can’t stay off the drugs but I’ve never heard of him doing anything bad to anyone else.
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    Josh Gordon wasn’t “on drugs”. He has Social Anxiety Disorder, just like Ricky Williams had, and THC works best for him as a treatment. It’s funny how most people would look the other way if he was taking Xanax, Lexipro, Lithium or any number of pharmaceuticals prescribed to treat SAD but since THC works best for him, he’s labeled as a “druggie” by the Peanut Gallery.

    And for those who said he hasn’t “done anything in years”, he helped the Patriots win the Super Bowl after the 2017 season and had 735+ yards and 3 TD’s, which would definitely help any team, let alone, the Chiefs.
    That was 4 years ago and he got suspended in dec, missed the playoffs

  17. I told you my mahomes throwing the ball up for grabs would come back to haunt him sooner or later.

  18. Is he even in Football Shape. When was the last time he played a Full Season.There had to be better options than this guy

  19. Why hasn’t KC figured out how to sign a reliable 2nd receiver or running back? I’m not a fan of the team but I watch them pound that undersized Clyde Edwards-Helaire between the tackles, and he won’t hold up again as he didn’t last year and can’t find anyone competent to catch the ball other than Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelsey.

  20. Somewhere Kapernick is just sitting there shaking his head.

    I’m not a supporter of either but he just wanted one chance not six.

  21. Tell me, all you posters who want to deny Josh Gordon a chance to make a living and throw him onto to the trash heap: How does Gordon getting a 6th chance or a 20th chance any skin off your nose? Beyond the suspensions and lost wages he’s already suffered, why are you so intent on seeing him punished completely, banished forever? Why? I’d like an answer.

  22. Did he, Aldon Smith and Dorial Green-Beckham carpool to KC for shots at redemption? Maybe Ricky Williams has an itch to get a paid suspension as well. Hard Pass.

  23. This is a desperation move. unnecessary as well. Their defense isnt that great but really its never been. Gordon gives them that big WR for 3rd downs but I doubt it works out the way they hope it will. Sometimes you end up ruining a team by adding too may questionable characters.

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