The Seahawks were hoping to get receiver Josh Gordon back for Week 16’s divisional standoff with the Los Angeles Rams, however, per Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, Gordon will be unable to play all things considered.
Gordon, 29, was suspended after Week 15 of a year ago and re-signed with the Seahawks in free agency, however hasn’t showed up in a game this season. He was as of late reestablished by the league and was qualified to re-visitation of practice this week and show up in the Week 16 game against the Rams. However, that doesn’t show up likely as indicated by Condotta’s report, which expresses that Gordon hasn’t “fulfilled all terms of his contingent restoration” and isn’t qualified to practice or play as of now.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero affirmed Condotta’s report, and said sources revealed to him the purpose behind Gordon not being permitted to play or practice is that Gordon “had a setback in his battle with substance abuse.”
Head coach Pete Carroll told correspondents Monday that he was eager to see Gordon back at training this week and the desire was he’d have a role in the offense come Sunday. Additionally on Monday, the Seahawks added Gordon to the 53-man list and waived receiver Penny Hart. Presently, it would appear that Gordon won’t have the option to get ready all things considered, leaving DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, David Moore and rookie Freddie Swain as the solitary four recipients on the active program. Receivers Aaron Fuller, John Ursua and Cody Thompson are for the most part on Seattle’s practice squad.
Gordon joined the Seahawks a year ago after they claimed him off waivers from the New England Patriots. He showed up in five games before he was suspended and gotten seven passes for 139 yards. Gordon was a First-Team All-Pro in 2013 for the Cleveland Browns when he led the league in getting yards in 14 games. He’s been suspended on different times for failed drug tests, including last season, and didn’t play in either 2015 or 2016 because of suspensions.