Seahawks sign Josh Gordon to a one-year deal for the 2020 season

 By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Seattle Seahawks have signed wide receiver Josh Gordon for the 2020 season. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Gordon re-joins the Seahawks if he could get past one hurdle. He is still awaiting reinstatement into the NFL following a suspension during the 2019 season.

Former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon runs a route against the Carolina Panthers
Josh Gordon runs a route against the Carolina Panthers (Photo by the Associated Press/Brian Blanco)

The talented wide receiver has been battling problems with marijuana for years. In fact, he has been suspended numerous times for his problems.

Yet, with the NFL no longer expected to suspend players due to their weed usage, Gordon is expected to receive reinstatement into the league once again. It’s not clear on how long he’ll have to wait, as Week 1 of the season is just days away.

 The 29-year-old Gordon — once he’s cleared to play again — is expected to be the team’s third receiver. DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett are slated to be the Seahawks starting wide receivers when the season begins.

He’s supposed to add depth that potentially could include Phillip Dorsett, David Moore, Paul Richardson, John Ursua, Freddie Swain, Cody Thompson, Penny Hart, Lance Lenoir, and Aaron Fuller. When Seattle makes their 53-man roster for the upcoming season, several of these wide receivers may be released.

Gordon was a second-round draft pick by the Browns in the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft. He began with the Browns, before also playing with the New England Patriots, before going to the Seahawks.

After being added by the Seahawks, he appeared in five games, including one start, before his suspension. He had seven receptions for 139 yards.

Before joining Seattle, he had six appearances, including six starts, with the Patriots. He had 20 receptions for 287 yards and one touchdown.

In his career, he has appeared in 63 games, including 56 starts. He has 247 receptions for 4,252 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Plus, he has also had six carries for 89 yards.

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