Seahawks planning for Josh Gordon to contribute in Week 16 vs. Rams


The Seahawks activated Josh Gordon from the suspended list on Monday. To make room on the active 53-man roster, Seattle waived Penny Hart.

Gordon has been at the VMAC for two weeks now working out and training on his own. He will be able to practice for the first time on Wednesday. Pete Carroll was asked on Monday whether or not he has immediate expectations for the veteran wideout this Sunday in a crucial matchup against the Rams.

"Yeah. As a matter of fact I do," Carroll said with a big smile. "We've got to get him on the practice field and see how he looks. He's been working out really hard. I've been able to watch his workouts on video a couple times. He's in really good shape. He's really big and strong. We're excited to see how he does. We're planning the week like he has a chance to contribute. We'll see. We'll hold out good hope and see where it fits."

Gordon played in five games for the Seahawks in 2019 prior to getting suspended. He caught seven passes for 139 yards in those contests. That familiarity with the organization and existing rapport with Russell Wilson should help him knock the rust off rather quickly this time around.

"Our guys practice at a really high clip," Carroll said. "I'm anxious to see how he fits in. He's a really impressive athlete. He's a big kid and he moves so well and so gracefully. I'm anxious to see how he looks quickness wise with everyone else. Last year he jumped in, and it was immediately obvious that he could compete. I'll be surprised if he's not like that because his workouts looked so good."


He won't completely supplant David Moore as the team's No. 3 wideout, but expect him be utilized in clutch moments and on third down in particular.