The good news is that Josh Gordon is on the Seattle Seahawks active roster. As recently as Tuesday afternoon it looked like he’d be in line to play against the Los Angeles Rams for what effectively amounts to the NFC West Championship Game.
The bad news is that Gordon evidently isn’t in the clear yet to return to the field.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times broke the story that Gordon can attend team meetings and do workouts, but practices and games are off the table since he did not meet all of the NFL’s terms of his conditional reinstatement.
Per source, Josh Gordon and the Seahawks were notified today that he has not satisfied all terms of his conditional reinstatement. He may attend team meetings and individual workouts but he is ineligible at this time to participate in practices or games.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) December 23, 2020
And actually nix that good news about him being on the active roster, because he’s now back on the Commish’s exempt list.
I’m just as in the dark as you are as to what the terms of his conditional reinstatement entail but right now he can’t play against the Rams or anyone for that matter.
In other news, Penny Hart cleared waivers so he’s eligible to return to the practice squad. Hart was waived in order to put Gordon on the 53-man roster. For all we know Hart may have to be called back to the active roster given this developing situation.