Josh Gordon
Josh Gordon
29-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Seattle Seahawks
Reserve-CEL
Injury Undisclosed
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Gordon has been suspended indefinitely since December for violating the league's policies on performance-enhancing substances and substances of abuse. The 29-year-old plans to apply for reinstatement in the hope that he'll be cleared to play once NFL teams take the field again. The 6-3, 225-pounder played in 11 games between the Patriots and Seahawks last season, logging 27 catches for 426 yards and a TD. If the talented, but oft-suspended wideout does end up playing in 2020, he remains a lottery ticket, and at this stage recapturing the elite form he displayed earlier in his career seems unlikely. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $910,000 contract with the Seahawks in September of 2020.
Slated to return Week 16
WRSeattle Seahawks
Undisclosed
December 3, 2020
While the NFL reinstated Gordon (suspension) on Thursday, he won't be eligible to play until the final two games of the season, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports.
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Gordon's most recent suspension will have spanned one year once he's able to return to action. Most of his 27-426-1 line from last season occurred as a member of the Patriots, but he did average 19.9 YPC on his seven receptions with the Seahawks. Once he's able to suit up -- likely Sunday, Dec. 27 against the Rams -- Gordon will serve as a deep threat alongside DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett.
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82.6
 
Cornerbacks
89.8
 
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72.7
 
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* The Hand Length, Arm Length, 40-Yard Dash, Vertical Jump, Broad Jump, and Bench Press metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
225 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash*
4.52 sec
 
Vertical Jump*
35.5 in
 
Broad Jump*
122 in
 
Bench Press*
13 reps
 
Hand Length*
10.00 in
 
Arm Length*
33.25 in
 
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Six years removed from his season for the ages, it's amazing we're still talking about this guy. But the 28-year-old Gordon signed his $2 million restricted free-agent tender with the Patriots in April, and there's no better situation for an unestablished receiver, given tight end Rob Gronkowski's retirement and the team's lack of depth at wide receiver beyond 33-year-old Julian Edelman. (The team did add N'Keal Harry with the 32nd overall pick, but the rookie landed on short-term IR to start the season). At 6-3, 225, and with 4.52 speed, Gordon is the whole package - tall, immensely strong, powerful, and fast for his size. Last year was his first season of regular use since his 2013 breakout, and despite six drops on 72 targets, the per-play numbers were excellent - 18.0 YPC, 10.2 YPT, three receptions of 40-plus yards. The rub here is Gordon shut himself down for the season after Week 15 with mental health concerns and was later suspended indefinitely by the NFL for multiple violations of its substance abuse policy. Reinstated in August, Gordon will still have to compete for targets and not relapse. But the upside is being Tom Brady's No. 1 outside target.
That Gordon is back in the league at all is itself a surprise. Prior to his reinstatement, he hadn't played since 2014, and it turned out he didn't merely fall victim to the NFL's draconian marijuana policy, but was actually playing drunk and high in 2013 when he set the league ablaze (no pun intended) en route to 1,646 yards in 14 games. Ostensibly sober, Gordon, now 27, will attempt to reprise the success, if not the conditions under which he achieved it, in 2018. We saw a glimpse of what he could do in five games last year - 18.6 YPC, 8.0 YPT on 42 targets despite no training camp or practice for most of the year, with erratic rookie QB DeShone Kizer under center. At 6-3, 225, and with 4.52 combine speed (though there were reports he was running sub-4.4 during his workouts last year), Gordon is the prototype No. 1 receiver who can make plays anywhere on the field. During his massive 2013, he was a deep threat, a red-zone presence and someone who could break tackles after the catch. Heading into 2018, the Browns have upgraded their QB situation significantly with Tyrod Taylor, who was able to connect on deep balls to Sammy Watkins in Buffalo. The Browns also used the No. 1 overall pick on Baker Mayfield, who will compete for the starting job in camp. Keep in mind Gordon did major damage with Brandon Weeden, Brian Hoyer and Jason Campbell five years ago, so this is the first time he's ever been paired with even an adequate signal-caller. It remains to be seen whether at 27, and with three seasons out of the league, Gordon is still the same player. He was excused from the start of training camp to focus on his mental health, but he returned to the team Aug. 18 and should still have time to get ready for Week 1.
Gordon still remains on the Browns' roster, even though he hasn't taken the field since 2014, when he took the league by storm as the lone bright spot in the offense. In May, the 26-year-old was denied reinstatement by the NFL due to multiple substance abuse violations, leaving his next opportunity to apply sometime this fall. If he's eventually reinstated, the Browns have said they'll consider keeping the troubled wideout, but that debate can only occur once the league gives the green light. Until then, Gordon will be unable to take part in any team activities as the unfortunate saga continues for one of the league's former shining stars. All this being sad, even if Gordon is cleared for a comeback, it could take him quite some time to get back into game shape, and even then it remains unknown what type of role he would fill in the offense.
The good news is that Gordon has been conditionally reinstated by the NFL after he serves a four-game suspension to start the season. That said, it's possible simply too much time has gone by, and he'll never recapture the greatness of 2013. But Gordon just turned 25, and let's not forget he was the best WR in the NFL despite playing with some of the league's worst QBs. At 6-3, 225, Gordon has elite size, and his 4.52 40 is plenty fast for a physically-dominant WR. It remains to be seen what the Browns have in store for Gordon, both in the short-term and come Week 5, but the talented receiver -- who last played in an NFL game back in December of 2014 -- has the upside to reemerge as a fantasy factor in 2016, while giving the Browns a dangerous pass-catching option at wideout opposite highly-touted rookie Corey Coleman.
Gordon was handed a one-year suspension by the NFL on for a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy and will thus sit out the 2015 season.
Gordon tested positive for marijuana this offseason, which resulted in a one-year suspension that was eventually upheld on appeal. He will be able to apply for reinstatement next year. It's a huge hit to the Browns' offense, as Gordon was coming off a season in which he didn’t just lead the league in receiving. He led it by 147 yards – in only 14 games. Gordon accomplished this feat while catching passes from the trio of Brandon Weeden, Jason Campbell and Brian Hoyer. At 6-3, 225 and with 4.5-speed, Gordon has prototypical No. 1 receiver size and speed. He led the NFL with nine catches of 40-plus yards and 28 catches of 20-yards or more – despite serving a two-game suspension to start the year. Among receivers with 100 or more targets, Gordon was first in yards per catch (18.9) and second only to DeSean Jackson with 10.4 yards per target (YPT), despite playing for a team that finished 29th with 6.4 YPA.
The Browns took a chance on Gordon, forgoing a second-round pick to draft him in the supplemental round last year, and it panned out. Gordon managed a robust 8.5 YPT and 16.1 YPC on a below-average passing team, while scoring five touchdowns on just 95 targets. At 6-3, 221 and with 4.5 speed, Gordon is a prototypical No. 1 target with red-zone size and enough explosiveness to beat defenses deep. He enters 2013 as the team's No. 1 receiver and its most dangerous outside playmaker as Greg Little has shown himself to be little more than a possession threat, and only an average one at that. Just keep in mind Gordon is suspended for the regular season's first two games after violating the league's substance abuse policy.
After failing to address the wide receiver position in April's draft until selecting Travis Benjamin in the fourth round, the Browns made a splash when they took Gordon in the second round of the supplemental draft. It's a calculated risk as he missed all of 2011 after being suspended from Baylor before transferring to Utah. In his sophomore season in 2010 at Baylor he posted 42 catches for 714 yards (17.0 YPC) and seven touchdowns. He has the prototypical size (6-foot-3) and speed (4.52 40-time) to be successful at the professional level, but it's unclear how much rust he'll have to knock off first. The opportunity is there for Gordon as there isn't a tremendous amount of talent in Cleveland he must leap to get looks, and the Browns made a significant commitment to get him by sacrificing next year's second rounder, so he could be an interesting sleeper pick in the later rounds of drafts this summer.
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Reinstated by NFL
WRSeattle Seahawks
December 3, 2020
The NFL reinstated Gordon (suspension) on Thursday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
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Reinstatement timeline uncertain
WRSeattle Seahawks
Suspension
October 25, 2020
The Seahawks remain hopeful that Gordon (suspension) will be reinstated by the NFL in the coming weeks, though the team has yet to receive an official timeline on a decision from the league, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
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Still waiting on reinstatement call
WRSeattle Seahawks
Suspension
October 4, 2020
Gordon (suspension) has yet to hear word from the NFL on the application for reinstatement he submitted June 18, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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No word on reinstatement
WRSeattle Seahawks
Suspension
September 7, 2020
Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that he "can't comment" on when Josh Gordon (suspension) will be reinstated, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
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Signs with Seattle
WRSeattle Seahawks
Suspension
September 3, 2020
Gordon (suspension) re-signed with the Seahawks on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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