On Wednesday, that happened, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
Free-agent WR Josh Gordon submitted his letter applying for reinstatement Wednesday, source said.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 18, 2020
Still only 29, Gordon has been in Seattle, running routes and preparing for his return. The hope is to get his indefinite suspension lifted in time for training camp.
Gordon has been in the Pacific Northwest training during the offseason and has consistently shared images of himself doing so on Instagram, clearly having taken a liking to the region.
So you’re saying, there’s a chance? pic.twitter.com/YTdIYoxslD— Dugar, Michael-Shawn (@MikeDugar) May 21, 2020
As Ben Arthur of the Seattle PI added, the Seahawks would presumably be interested in a reunion with the uber-talented wide receiver.
So looks like Josh Gordon has taken formal steps to get himself back in the league.— Ben Arthur (@benyarthur) June 18, 2020
If reinstated, I imagine Seahawks will jump on signing him. Team loved him — and he loves it in Seattle. https://t.co/YyHFzmOEeT
If reinstated, Gordon, a free agent, would be free to sign with any team and participate in training camp and preseason. However, once the regular season begins, Gordon would need to finish his six-game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance and a masking agent. To end last season, Gordon served four of the six—weeks 16 and 17 and Seattle’s two playoff games. Whoever signs Gordon will need to be prepared to go the first two weeks of the season without him.
However, Wednesday served as a crucial step forward in Gordon’s process towards reinstatement and possibly, his return to the Seahawks.