Wide receiver Josh Gordon has had his issues in the past, but he was conditionally reinstated to the NFL on Friday. ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the first to report the news.
NFL is reinstating Patriots’ WR Josh Gordon, league source tells ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 16, 2019
Gordon was suspended on December 20 for violating the terms of his reinstatement under the league’s substance-abuse policy. In 12 games for the Patriots last season, Gordon had 41 receptions for 737 yards and four touchdowns.
The 28-year-old has been suspended for two full seasons in the past before his suspension last season. He spent over four seasons with Cleveland before joining the Patriots last year. He has 3,826 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns in his career.
New England will pair him with rookie N’Keal Harry and slot receiver Julian Edelman to give Tom Brady plenty of weapons.