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NFLPA clears Josh Gordon for possible NFL return: report

Guess who’s (maybe) back!

Guess who’s (possibly) again!
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The sixth time may be the attraction for troubled vast receiver Josh Gordon.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Gordon has been cleared by the NFLPA to probably start his comeback to the league.

The closing choice on Gordon’s reinstatement is within the arms of the NFL’s choose and jury, Commissioner Roger Goodell. Gordon turned 30 years outdated in April, however even with that, there’ll nonetheless be a number of groups lined up for his providers ought to Goodell give the okay. Gordon missed all of 2020 after he re-signed with the Seattle Seahawks on a one-year deal simply earlier than the beginning of the season. Gordon has been suspended so many occasions for violating the league’s substance-abuse coverage most individuals have misplaced depend.

Gordon’s first suspension was at the beginning of the 2013 season whereas enjoying for the Cleveland Browns. He missed the primary two video games of that season, got here again, and caught 87 receptions for 1,646 yards and 9 touchdowns in 14 video games. That identical season Gordon turned the primary receiver to perform back-to-back 200-yard receiving video games. Everyone across the league thought Gordon could be the subsequent large star vast receiver after his All-Pro 2013 season.

Since 2013 Gordon has barely seen the sector, regardless of enjoying for three groups over that span: the Browns, New England Patriots, and Seahawks. Gordon missed the 2015 & 2016 seasons attributable to substance abuse points. He was suspended in 2015, then lastly reinstated for the 2016 season, however selected to take that 12 months off to enter an in-patient rehabilitation facility. Gordon’s profession goes to go down as one of many largest what-if situations in NFL historical past.

Hopefully, for Gordon, this time he can get it proper. I hope the therapy he’s obtained over the previous 12 months has helped Gordon in having the ability to handle his substance abuse. I don’t suppose Goodell will pull the plug on Gordon utterly. I do know we’ve heard this earlier than, however this may be Gordon’s closing shot within the NFL. Flash Gordon isn’t 25 anymore, and the additional he drifts into his 30’s, the much less consideration he’ll get from groups that suppose he should still have one thing left.

If Goodell does give the okay for groups to pursue Gordon, the league’s places of work will probably be monitoring his each transfer. The back-and-forth will possible not be an possibility if Gordon can’t keep clear this time. I feel most individuals are pulling for him. There was a lot potential there just some quick years in the past. Let’s see if we get to see it once more.

#Note-Author Name – Criss Partee

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