Update: The Seahawks officially announced Josh Gordon’s signing on Thursday, while the Seattle Times’ Bob Condotta added Gordon’s status with the league should become more clear within the next couple of days.
FYI, Josh Gordon is not at practice today. Expectation is clarification on his status will come in next day or so if not sooner.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) September 3, 2020
All offseason, the Josh Gordon domino has remained upright as his status for the 2020 season and beyond was unclear. After Gordon officially applied for reinstatement from an indefinite suspension in mid-June, the expectation was for a decision to come within 30 days. When that decision didn’t come, it appeared as though the Seahawks were forced to move on, instead bringing back Paul Richardson.
The situation surrounding Gordon and Seattle has become more clear. The Seahawks will re-sign Gordon upon reinstatement, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
The Seattle Seahawks are expected to re-sign Josh Gordon, per sources. Gordon has applied for reinstatement and is awaiting results. Back for another title run with Seattle.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) September 3, 2020
The reunion between Seattle and Gordon was then confirmed by his agency.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport followed up with the details, adding Gordon’s deal is worth just over $1 million.
Gordon could still face a two-game ban upon reinstatement, after testing positive for a banned substance and a masking agent last season. His status will become more clear when he is reinstated, which appears very close now that the Seahawks have made the move to re-sign the wide receiver.
In five games with Seattle last season, Gordon caught seven passes for 139 yards as he appeared to strike up instant chemistry with quarterback Russell Wilson. Now, Wilson and the Seahawks should have Gordon for more than five games in 2020.