The news all Seahawks fans have been waiting months for is finally here: Josh Gordon has been reinstated by the NFL, per Jay Glazer.
According to Glazer, Gordon will be eligible to return in Week 16 against the Rams.
This puts an end to one of the more bizarre suspension sagas in recent memory. Gordon was suspended indefinitely last season for violating the NFL's policies against substance abuse and performance enhancing substances.
The NFL released the following statement regarding Gordon's reinstatement:
"NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell conditionally reinstated Seattle’s Josh Gordon, it was announced today. Gordon may begin COVID testing Friday, December 4 and may join the club on December 9assuming negative tests. Gordon will be permitted to attend team meetings and individual meetings with coaching staff. He may also engage in individual workouts and strength and conditioning, but may not practice, travel with the team or attend games. On Monday, December 21 following the club’s Week 15 game, Gordon will be permitted to participate in practice and be eligible to play in the team’s final two regular season games."
Gordon applied for reinstatement over the summer, and it's been radio silence ever since. The Seahawks officially re-signed Gordon on Sept. 3. Seattle originally acquired Gordon via waivers in the middle of the 2019 season. In five games with the Seahawks, Gordon caught seven passes for 139 yards.
Upon finally getting to play again, Gordon will have served an 18-game suspension (14 games this season, two regular season games in 2019 and both of Seattle's playoff games).
He'll provide welcomed depth at wide receiver for Seattle's potential Super Bowl run.