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Report: Josh Gordon applies for reinstatement from indefinite suspension

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Last month, following the reinstatement of Aldon Smith, Pro Football Talk reported that Josh Gordon would soon follow suit in applying for reinstatement from an indefinite suspension.

On Wednesday, that happened, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

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.

As Ben Arthur of the Seattle PI added, the Seahawks would presumably be interested in a reunion with the uber-talented wide receiver.

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.