Chiefs promote Josh Gordon to 53-man roster

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Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said that wide receiver Josh Gordon could make his debut with the team in their Week Five game against the Bills and it’s looking like a good bet that Gordon will be on the field on Sunday night.

Taylor Bisciotti of NFL Media reports that the Chiefs are promoting Gordon to their active roster from the practice squad. It’s unlikely that they’d make that move without having designs on having him play a role against Buffalo.

Gordon signed with the Chiefs upon being reinstated from suspension by the league late last month. He has not played in a game since suiting up for the Seahawks in Week 15 of the 2019 regular season.

Gordon’s one catch in that game went for 58 yards and the hope of big plays like that is why Gordon’s getting another chance in the NFL. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes thinks that chance will work out and it looks like we’ll get our first look at Gordon in a Chiefs uniform very soon.

44 responses to “Chiefs promote Josh Gordon to 53-man roster

  1. What happens first?
    Urban Meyer is the HC at USC
    -OR-
    Josh Gordon is suspended by the NFL again.

    Thumbs up for Urban, thumbs down for Gordon

  2. A lot of people seem to love to mock him, but I am wishing him the best and hoping he succeeds. There’s really not a humane reason to feel otherwise that I can see. We’re all better off when anyone makes it.

  3. I’m all for 2nd or 3rd chances. Nobody is perfect. But Gordon used up all his chances IMO. But hey, it’s KC’s problem. Josh won’t be much problem to cover, so no other team is that worried.

  4. With what Andy Reid went through with his son, I feel like if any coach in the NFL will be able to get through to this kid, it’s gonna be him. Wishing Josh the best. Too much talent to throw away over something stupid.

  5. Hi my name is Andy Reid. I don’t care about the community or my children. All I want is Super Bowl rings, at the expense of humanity. God speed!

  6. I’m personally sick of hearing about suspensions and reinstatements with this guy. It’s been far too many but I honestly don’t care either way. What I want to know is why are so many teams willing to jump in every time. He can’t POSSIBLY have 1/4 of the athletic ability he had SEVEN YEARS AGO after essentially being on the street for a majority of the time. Shouldn’t the absolute best receiver not in the NFL be leaps and bounds better than Josh Gordon at this point??

  7. I really do wish him well, but why do the Chiefs think that they will be the ones to change him?
    The Browns, Patriots, and Seahawks couldn’t do it. I just feel bad for the guys who have their act together and are trying their butts off to make it in the NFL. Gordon is taking a spot from one of them…if maybe only temporarily. We’ll see.

  8. hopefully they pay him after the game. If not, he may spend it poorly before.

  9. Who determines how many chances a person gets in life? Who sets the limit on chances? Can’t we just hope that Josh Gordon ultimately defeats his demons and lives a healthy, productive life? What kind of person wishes otherwise?

  10. Just sad how the NFL screwed the browns when he played for them. All the sudden this guy gets his 18th chance, but was suspended after he sneezed wrong while playing in Cleveland

  11. Rusty Nale says: October 5, 2021 at 2:31 pm Josh is about to open up a can of you-know-what on the league.

    _____________________

    I didn’t know they sold weed in cans. Learn something every day, I guess.

  12. Hard to believe there’s not a hungry, hard-working, speedy undrafted FA out there who’d be a better WR than Gordon at this point. Teams are clearly just hoping he’s the “old” Josh Gordon. Why would you put this guy on your team? He cannot be counted on to go more than a few weeks without sneaking out past whatever security detail you put on him just so he can go get high.

  13. So the issue with the Chiefs is their defense and they plan on fixing it by bringing in Gordon who hasn’t been very productive when he has been on the field? Is he playing both sides of the ball?

  14. broughtupbrowns says:
    October 5, 2021 at 3:36 pm
    Just sad how the NFL screwed the browns when he played for them. All the sudden this guy gets his 18th chance, but was suspended after he sneezed wrong while playing in Cleveland
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    Sad? His first suspension was for a DWI. Some people might consider that to be more serious than a sneeze.

  15. “He cannot be counted on to go more than a few weeks without sneaking out past whatever security detail you put on him just so he can go get high.”,

    As long as Josh Gordon catches 12 TD’s before sneaking past security, It’s Aight.

  16. If he’s got any gas in the tank at all, he’ll be a better WR2 than what we’ve seen so far this season. If not, nothing lost. Good luck Josh. GO CHIEFS!!

  17. Baffling move to be honest. KC’s defense can’t stop anyone yet the Offense still can move the ball fairly easy. Solution! Let’s acquired a 30 year old, often suspended WR to help.

  18. Based on my observations, Tyreek Hill isn’t a huge fan of his QB. The signing of Josh Gordon is meant to send a message to Tyreek. I’m just saying.

  19. Rusty Nale says:
    October 5, 2021 at 2:31 pm
    Josh is about to open up a can of you-know-what on the league.

    Kush?

  20. this has to work out better than the laveon experiment.
    .
    personally, i think KC needs a pass rusher and new DC…. but i digress

  21. jacktatumroamingthemiddle says:
    October 5, 2021 at 4:26 pm
    So the issue with the Chiefs is their defense and they plan on fixing it by bringing in Gordon who hasn’t been very productive when he has been on the field? Is he playing both sides of the ball?
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    Yeah, because neither Howie Long, Charles Haley or Jarrod Allen weren’t available nor wanting to play again. Next best thing is a home run hitting wide receiver.

  22. struckgold49er says:
    October 5, 2021 at 5:58 pm
    Based on my observations, Tyreek Hill isn’t a huge fan of his QB. The signing of Josh Gordon is meant to send a message to Tyreek. I’m just saying.

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    Have you actually watched a Chief’s game? Because it appears you haven’t. How Mahomes goes, so goes the team. If they had an issue, Hill would be gone. Such nonsense. just sayin.

  23. Best of luck. I have no desire to see him fail, I don’t understand the people who think hes had too many chances and now wish him nothing but hard times . Im hoping he’s able to make it click..

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