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Report: Josh Gordon intends to play in 2020

NFL: DEC 08 Seahawks at Rams Photo by Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Josh Gordon’s stint on the Seahawks was short-lived. The troubled wide receiver played in just five games for the club, catching seven passes, before his fifth suspension again halted his career indefinitely.

Since terms of the new collective bargaining agreement were released, there has been a considerable amount of speculation surrounding Gordon’s status, as players will no longer be suspended for marijuana use under the new CBA. Gordon’s most recent suspension, however, was for violations of both the performance-enhancing and substances of abuse policies. It was quickly made clear that Gordon would still need to go through the reinstatement process in order to return to the NFL.

According to a new report from ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Gordon is looking to do just that and return to the NFL in 2020. Per Fowler, “Commissioner Roger Goodell will oversee Gordon’s reinstatement attempt, during which the player must prove he’s making steady progress away from the field.”

If Gordon’s bid for reinstatement is successful, the wide receiver will enter unrestricted free agency for the first time in his NFL career. Still just 28 years old, the talented wideout would be sure to draw interest from a range of NFL teams, including Seattle.