Wide receiver Josh Gordon has been added back to the 53-man list of the Seattle Seahawks after he was to begin with reestablished from his indefinite suspension recently.
Fellow wide receiver Penny Hart was deferred to clear a spot for Gordon’s expansion to the program.
Gordon is getting back to the team after an uncertain suspension that was eventually made an accepted one-year suspension. He was suspended last December for infringement of both the substance-misuse and performance-enhancing drugs policies. Gordon’s attorney gave an explanation that he relapsed following the death of his brother last November.
Head coach Pete Carroll said Monday that the arrangement is to get Gordon vigorously this end of the week against the Los Angeles Rams.
“Really we got to get him on the practice field and see what he looks like and all,” Carroll said. “He’s been working out really hard. I’ve been able to watch his workouts on video a couple times here to see that he’s in really good shape. He’s really big and strong too so we’re excited to see how he does. We’re planning the week like he has a chance to contribute so we’ll see. A whole lot of good hope and thought and we’ll see where it fits.”
Gordon has been allowed to exercise with the team throughout the most recent fourteen days subsequent to clearing COVID-19 intake testing. His first day qualified to practice will be Wednesday.
The Seahawks claimed Gordon off waivers from the New England Patriots last November. He showed up in only five games for the team before the suspension and got seven passes for 139 yards during his experience with the group.
“I’m anxious to see how he fits in,” Carroll said. “He’s a really impressive athlete, big kid, you know, and moves so well and so gracefully. I’m anxious to see how he looks quickness-wise with everybody else. Last year he jumped in and it was immediately obvious that he could compete. I’ll be surprised if he’s not like that because his workouts have looked so good, but we’ll see what happens.”
Hart showed up in 11 games for Seattle this season primarily on special teams. He got one pass for three yards on his only target.