The Seattle Seahawks re-signed a hanging wide receiver Josh GordonHis agent, David Kanter, confirmed Thursday.
Gordon, 29, applied to be reinstated in mid-June after he was suspended indefinitely in December for violating the university’s policies on performance-enhancing substances and abuse materials. A source told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler that the process of reinstating Gordon was going well, so on Tuesday the Seahawks kicked off a deal to bring Gordon back.
A source told ESPN that his deal was for one year.
It was Gordon’s sixth comment since the 2013 season and fifth for a form of drug abuse, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.
Gordon had seven assists at 139 yards in five matches last season with the Seahawks, who captured the Pro Bowler one time when he was released from injured reserve by the New England Patriots in November.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said in early August that the team had been “very open” to a reunion with Gordon while also acknowledging their interest in another widespread reception, Antonio Brown. Seahawks liked the way Gordon behaved at their building last season and the coaching staff trusted him, two factors that made Gordon more tolerable than Brown.
He said Carroll on August 3: “Josh did a really good job with us last year. He was fit really well. He’s been a part of this team the way we opened and embraced him coming to us but also the way he adapted. So we’re very open about this. Thought, and we’ll see what happens. I don’t know. I can’t tell you what’s going to happen in this regard. “
Seahawks recently re-signed with Paul Richardson amid casualties in their Receiver Corps. Philip Dorsett (feet), John Ursoa (Hamstrings) and Cody Thompson They were all marginalized but have since returned.
Gordon missed the entire 2015 and 2016 seasons as a member of the Cleveland Browns, was also suspended in December 2018 for violating his reinstatement terms, and missed the last three matches of the season with the Patriots.
He was suspended for the first two games of the 2013 season but still had 87 passes for nine touchdowns and 1,646 yards to lead the league and was named to the All-Pro Team.
Gordon has played only 63 games since being picked by Brown in the 2012 Extra Draft. Overall, he has earned 247 passes for 4,252 yards – an average of 17.2 yards per catch – and 20 touchdowns.