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Former Seahawk Josh Gordon has officially submitted a request for reinstatement

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Is it just me or does it seem fitting that Josh Gordon officially asked the NFL to “free him” (i.e. reinstate him from his indefinite suspension) on July 4th weekend?

Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday afternoon:

I know that I don’t need to recap the roller coaster that has been the Josh Gordon experience here in Seattle. So I won’t.

What I am curious about is how the 12s feel about the idea that the Seattle Seahawks might be interested in bringing him back. Would Josh Gordon be an amenable “consolation prize” after the team’s potential interest in Julio Jones didn’t pan out?

Unlike Jones, Gordon won’t cost the ‘Hawks any picks and the cap hit should be minimal.

Plus, he is likely to be in decent shape, having kept himself busy in the Fan-Controlled Football league.

Personally, I am on the fence.

I like Gordon as a player.

And it is quite apparent that Russell Wilson likes him.

I believe that everyone deserves another chance, some more than one.

But I also know that the demons Gordon has battled throughout his time in the league aren’t easy to beat and I fear that the ‘Hawks “shiny toy” might get taken away at an inopportune time (like it was before).

Still ...

This seems almost inevitable.

And the timing is classic! #FreeJoshGordon, anyone?