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Report: NFL reinstating Josh Gordon for final two weeks of NFL season

Seahawks WR Josh Gordon can return in late December from his suspension.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon during the NFL game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Los Angeles Rams on December 08, 2019, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA. Photo by Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Dec 23 update: Gordon has had a “setback” in his recovery and “had not satisfied the terms of his conditional reinstatement from suspension,” per Bob Condotta. He is allowed to attend team meetings and individual workouts, but he is ineligible to participate in practices or games, per Condotta.

The Seattle Seahawks will get what could be a significant boost to their offense for the final two weeks of the regular season and potentially into the January playoffs. The NFL is reinstating wide receiver Josh Gordon and he will be eligible to play starting in Week 16, per Jay Glazer.

The Seahawks’ are currently in first place in the NFC West, a game ahead of the Los Angeles Rams. Their final two games of the regular season are a home game against the Rams and a road game against the 49ers.

Gordon was most recently suspended indefinitely in December 2019 for violating the NFL’s substance abuse and PED policies. He had split time between the Seahawks and Patriots in 2019. He opened the season in New England and was placed on injured reserve after Week 7. The Patriots waived him following Week 8 and the Seahawks claimed him. He appeared in six games with the Patriots and five with the Seahawks before the suspension ended his season. He finished the season with 27 receptions for 287 yards and a touchdown.

Gordon last appeared in a full 16-game season his rookie season with the Browns. He sat out all of 2015 and 2016 due substance abuse policy violations.