NFLPA backs wide receiver Josh Gordon’s re-entry to NFL

NFLPA backs wide receiver Josh Gordon's re-entry to NFL

The wide receiver awaits final approval from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in order to sign with a club.

The NFL Players Association determined that Josh gordon you have successfully completed your treatment, monitored by the NFL, and has recommended to the league that he be reinstated, sources told Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Gordon, age 30, awaits final approval from the commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell, but is vaccinated against COVID-19 and is said to be ready to play.

The veteran wide receiver presented his re-entry letter to the league to Goodell in July.

The NFL suspended Gordon indefinitely in December 2019 for violations of its policies regarding substance abuse and performance enhancing substances. That was the sixth suspension for Gordon since the 2013 campaign and his fifth for some form of substance abuse, according to data from ESPN Stats & Information.

Gordon was conditionally readmitted by the NFL in December 2020 and was about to train with the Seattle Seahawks in the final two weeks of the regular season before that reentry was terminated in January. Sources confirmed Jeremy Fowler of ESPN at the time that Gordon he had experienced a setback in his recovery from substance abuse.

After the termination of your conditional reentry to the NFL, Gordon joined the Fan Controlled Football League Zappers in February to play with the former Los Angeles quarterback. Cleveland Browns, Johnny Manziel. Return of Gordon football ended when the Zappers were eliminated in the playoffs.

Appearing on “The Adam Schefter Podcast” in March, Gordon said he was training and had a good support system with his family and good friends, including Manziel, who he said gave him “motivation” and showed him “how important the little details are in life.”

Selected by the Browns in the 2012 supplemental draft, Gordon has appeared in more than six games in just one season since 2013, when he led the NFL with 1,646 receiving yards.

Information from Brady Henderson was used in the writing of this note.

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