While Josh Gordon awaits to hear from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on his reinstatement, details of Gordon’s one-year deal with Seattle have leaked.
Per ESPN’s Brady Henderson, Gordon will be paid a base salary of $910k in 2020. He will receive a $52,500 roster bonus following his reinstatement and approximately $80,000 in per-game roster bonuses.
Gordon re-signed with the Seahawks last Wednesday, but Seattle certainly wouldn’t have moved to do unless they felt the NFL would reinstate Gordon following his sixth suspension since the 2013 season and his fifth for some form of substance abuse.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was unable to comment on whether the team had received a heads-up of sorts from the league.
“We don’t know exactly how this is going to roll out,” Carroll said last week. “But we thought that this was the best time to (sign him). We’ll see what happens. We are all kind of keeping our finger crossed that he gets the chance to play here soon...
The former All-Pro wideout was unable to join the team Monday as he awaits word from the NFL. Until Gordon’s granted reinstatement, he is unable to practice or be with the team that just re-signed him now that the regular season has begun.
Gordon first arrived in Seattle during the 2019 season. The Seahawks claimed the former Pro Bowler after he was released by the Patriots in November. In five games for Seattle, Gordon caught seven passes for 139 yards.
"Josh's experience with us was really positive,” Carroll said. “He worked really hard, studied hard, came through when he had his chances in games, made some incredible plays and left us with a really good impression. "We've told you all along that we really liked the experience we had, and we were hoping that all along, if there was a chance to get him back, we would want to get him back. So, we'll just have to wait and see when, but we're happy to have the opportunity to bring him to our club."
Carroll made it clear Seattle was interested in a possible reunion in August. Now that Gordon has been re-signed, he and the Seahawks must now tackle the waiting game.
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