The Kansas City Chiefs have signed former All-Pro wide receiver Josh Gordon to the practice squad, per ESPN. Gordon was reinstated from his latest suspension by the NFL on Monday. Gordon was suspended indefinitely by NFL in December 2019. He was conditionally reinstated by the league in December 2020. He signed with the Seahawks three months prior, with the team confident that he would be fully reinstated later in the season but had it rescinded on Jan. 15, 2021. It was Gordon’s sixth suspension since 2013 and his fifth for substance abuse, per ESPN.
Gordon was signed to the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad with the expectation of being promoted to the active roster. Hopefully, shortly he will be able to make an immediate impact on that Chief’s offense.
Although, Gordon is immensely talented he is aging quite rapidly. He is 30 years old and has had multiple teams contact him and show interest in signing him. The Chiefs stood out because they looked into signing Gordon for a long time according to his agents, Eric Dounn and Matt Leist from LAA Sports.
The Chiefs have been searching for a true number two wideout to complement Tyreek Hill since losing Sammy Watkins this offseason. The younger receivers have stepped up, Mecole Hardman, Demarcus Robinson, ad Byron Pringle. However, none of these players have consistently delivered for the Chiefs at a high level that Gordon can when fully healthy and focused. Hill is only behind Travis Kelce in receiving yards for the Chiefs.
This time Gordon says he is ready to contribute. He last played for the Zappers of the Fan Controlled Football league with former teammate Johnny Manziel.
Former All-Pro WR Josh Gordon, who is being reinstated, is planning to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs, sources tell ESPN. His agents, Eric Dounn and Matt Leist from @LAASportsEnt, confirmed Gordon is headed to Kansas City. pic.twitter.com/nqpJXn3oni
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 27, 2021