Josh Gordon timeline: How WR’s profession path led him to newest suspension, new probability with Seahawks

Josh Gordon has had loads of alternatives to play large receiver for the Browns, Patriots and now the Seahawks (once more). Nonetheless suspended for violating the NFL’s substance abuse coverage for the fifth time in his profession (sixth suspension total), he’s operating near empty on his probabilities.

Gordon noticed his roller-coaster time with Cleveland finish after six on-and-off seasons when he was traded to New England in 2018. After the Pats lower him final 12 months, the Seahawks picked him up on waivers. That experiment lasted a few month and a half earlier than Gordon was suspended once more.

Now Gordon is again with Seattle and hoping to be reinstated but once more by the NFL.

Right here is a take a look at all of the occasions courting again to 2010 — from his days at Baylor that began to derail him to his constant relapses whereas within the NFL — that led to that time of no return in Cleveland, plus his newest points in New England and now Seattle.

Josh Gordon timeline

Oct. 7, 2010 — Gordon, a sophomore at Baylor, is discovered asleep within the passenger’s seat of a automobile belonging to teammate Willie Jefferson, who is also discovered handed out, outdoors of a Taco Bell. Each Gordon and Jefferson are cited on misdemeanor drug posession expenses after marijuana was discovered within the automobile. Jefferson is kicked off the staff along with his second such violation. (Expenses have been later dropped vs. Gordon.)

July 25, 2011 — Gordon is suspended indefinitely from this system by Baylor coach Artwork Briles for a violation of staff guidelines. It’s reported later that Gordon had failed a drug check, because it confirmed up constructive for marijuana.

Aug. 25, 2011 — Gordon decides to switch from Baylor to Utah. “We felt he deserved a second probability, and we gave him that,” Utes coach Kyle Whittingham says. Earlier than lacking the deadline, Gordon had thought sabout coming into the NFL’s supplemental draft that summer time. He would not play a down for Utah.

July 12, 2012 — Gordon will get into the NFL’s supplemental draft, the Browns use a second-round decide to pick out him.

July 16, 2012 — Gordon is signed to his first NFL contract, a four-year, $5.Three million cope with the Browns.

Sept. 5-Dec. 30, 2012 — Gordon performs in all 16 video games for the Browns and begins 13 as an spectacular rookie wideout. He posts 50 catches for 805 yards and 5 TDs.

June 7, 2013 — Gordon attracts his first NFL suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse coverage. He’s pressured to overlook the Browns’ first two video games of the season.

Nov. 24-Dec. 1, 2013 — Gordon turns into the primary NFL participant to submit consecutive 200-yard receiving video games, ripping the Steelers for 237 after which racking up 261 extra towards the Jaguars.

Dec. 27, 2013 — Gordon will get named to the Professional Bowl on the energy of main the league with 1,646 receiving yards. He additionally earns first-team All-Professional for this breakout season.

July 5, 2014 — Gordon is arrested for suspicion of driving whereas impaired in Raleigh, N.C. It was reported that Gordon was rushing and had a blood-alcochol content material of .09, above the authorized restrict.

Aug. 27, 2014 — Gordon attracts his second NFL suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse coverage, this time for one full 12 months.

Sept. 19, 2014 — Gordon has his suspension lowered to 10 video games below the NFL’s new coverage.

Nov. 17, 2014 — Gordon is reinstated by the NFL. That week, in his first recreation, he burns the Falcons for eight catches and 120 receiving yards.

Dec. 27, 2014 — Gordon is suspended by the Browns for one recreation, their season finale towards the Ravens, for a violation of staff guidelines.

Jan. 25, 2015 — Gordon faces a second year-long NFL suspension after testing constructive for alcohol use.

Feb. Three, 2015 — Gordon is suspended by the NFL for a 12 months once more with out pay and is not eligible to return till the start of the 2016 season.

Jan. 20, 2016 — Gordon applies for NFL reinstatement.

April 12, 2016 — Gordon’s petition for reinstatement is denied as a result of one other failed drug check.

July 25, 2016 — Gordon is reinstated by the NFL below the situation he can take part in coaching camp however stays suspended for the primary 4 video games of the common season.

Sept. 29, 2016 — Gordon decides to enter a rehab facility quite than attempt to return from his newest suspension. “That is the precise resolution for me and one which I hope will allow me to achieve full management of my life and proceed on a path to achieve my full potential as an individual,” Gordon mentioned as a part of his follow-up assertion. “I admire the help of the NFL, NFLPA, the Browns, my teammates, my agent and the group by means of this extraordinarily difficult course of.”

Oct. 30, 2016 — Gordon is launched from rehab after 30 days however stays on the NFL’s reserve/suspended by commissioner checklist.

March 1, 2017 — Gordon applies for NFL reinstatement once more.

March 29, 2017 — Browns GM Sashi Brown declares the staff hasn’t dominated out bringing again Gordon each time he is reinstated. “We’re not in place at large receiver to show down a man like Josh if we really feel he’s settled himself,” Brown mentioned. “Josh goes to have a possibility to reapply to the NFL and at the moment we’ll decide once we know what’s happening.”

Could 11, 2017 — Gordon’s newest petition for reinstatement is denied by the NFL.

Nov. 1, 2017 — Gordon is reinstated to the NFL on a conditional foundation with an opportunity to return to play for the Browns in Week 13.

Nov. 30, 2017 — Gordon is formally activated off the Commissoner’s Exempt checklist and turns into eligible to play.

Dec. Three, 2017 — Gordon is focused 11 occasions in his return towards the Chargers. He catches four passes for 85 yards in a 19-10 loss.

Dec. 10, 2017 — Gordon scores his first TD in 4 seasons within the recreation towards the Packers. He catches Three passes for 69 yards in a 27-21 loss.

Dec. 31, 2017 — Gordon catches four passes for 115 yards towards the Steelers. It is his first 100-yard receiving recreation since ’14 towards the Falcons.

March 13, 2018 — Gordon is signed to a one-year, $790,000 contract by the Browns.

Aug. 18, 2018 — Gordon, after taking some private time, stories to Browns coaching camp after lacking three weeks.

Aug. 24, 2018 — Gordon is cleared to take part in staff walkthroughs.

Aug. 25, 2018 — Gordon is activated from the Browns’ reserve/non-football damage checklist.

Aug. 27, 2018 — Gordon, coping with a hamstring damage, is said able to play however not begin by coach Hue Jackson. Gordon is anticipated to be on a “pitch rely” of snaps towards the Steelers in Week 1.

Sept. 9, 2018 — Gordon performs 69 of 89 offensive snaps in Week 1 towards the Steelers, turning his one catch right into a 17-yard landing.

Sept. 11, 2018 — Gordon is listed as a starter for Week 2 on the Saints.

Sept. 15, 2018 — Gordon is dominated out for Week 2 in New Orleans with a hamstring damage regardless of not lacking apply all week. Gordon reportedly injured himself in a non-team picture shoot and NFL Community additionally reported the Browns had belief points associated to his exhibiting up late Saturday.

Sept. 15, 2018 — Gordon is in line to be traded or launched by the Browns, ESPN’s Adam Schefter stories. The Browns plan to maneuver on from him as a result of they’re involved a few relapse, per a number of stories.

Sept. 16, 2018 — Gordon is confirmed to be dealing with no additional suspension self-discipline from the NFL, per a report from The Athletic’s Jay Glazer.

Sept. 17, 2018 — Gordon is traded to the Patriots in trade for a fifth-round draft decide. The Browns fielded calls from eight to 10 groups thinking about making a deal for the controversial wideout.

Sept. 30, 2018 — Gordon makes his debut for the Patriots. He catches two passes for 32 yards in New England’s 38-7 win over Miami. “I’ve little doubt I’m going to benefit from this chance,” Gordon mentioned after the win (by way of “I’m greater than blessed, I’m extraordinarily grateful to be put on this situation. I feel the one factor proper for me to do is to take full benefit of it.”

Oct. 29, 2018 — The Patriots self-discipline Gordon for lateness, benching him for about one quarter of their Week eight matchup with the Payments. New England’s resolution stems from Gordon arriving late to Gillette Stadium on Sunday earlier than the staff left for Buffalo, in response to The Athletic.

Dec. 20, 2018 — Gordon publicizes he’s “stepping away from the soccer subject for a bit to concentrate on (his) psychological well being.” Hours later, the NFL publicizes the Patriots receiver once more was suspended indefinitely for violating the league’s substance abuse coverage. Though he is not round to assist the Patriots win Tremendous Bowl 53 over the Rams, his strong contributions to their regular-season receiving manufacturing with 40 catches, 720 yards and three TDs. He’s rewarded with a hoop.

March 12, 2019 – Gordon receives a second-round tender from the Patriots, guaranteeing they wished to maintain him upon reinstatement into the league.

March 28, 2019 — Gordon is a subject of dialog for commissioner Roger Goodell throughout his presser on the NFL spring assembly in Arizona, through which he admits league officers hope for Gordon to be allowed to return to motion on the sector quickly.

August 26, 2019 — Gordon, after an extended offseason of deliberation, is formally reinstated by the NFL. The Patriots study he will be obtainable to them beginning in Week 1.

Sept. eight, 2019 — Gordon instantly delivers in his first recreation again for the Patriots, burning the Steelers for Three catches, 73 yards and a TD in a 33-Three win.

Oct. 10, 2019 — Gordon suffers a knee damage towards the Giants; it occurs whereas he makes an attempt to make a touchdown-saving sort out on New York linebacker Markus Golden after a Tom Brady interception.

Oct. 23, 2019 — Gordon lands on injured reserve along with his knee damage.

Oct. 31, 2019 — Gordon is waived from IR to pursue alternatives with different groups. The Patriots, regardless of some points at large receiver even following a commerce for Mohamed Sanu, gave no actual reasoning for the choice to maneuver on from Gordon.

Nov. 1, 2019 — Gordon is claimed off waivers late within the course of by the Seahawks on the request of their quarterback, Russell Wilson. (Seattle was the No. 28 staff within the waiver order.)

Nov. four, 2019 — Gordon passes his bodily with the Seahawks, placing him on observe to make his Seattly debut in a giant NFC West recreation at San Francisco.

Nov. 10, 2019 — Gordon is taken into account a game-time resolution for the 49ers recreation after getting in his first full apply with the Seahawks on the Friday previous to the sport.

Dec. 16, 2019 — Gordon is suspended indefinately with out pay by the NFL for violating the NFL insurance policies on performance-enhancing substances and substances of abuse. It is his NFL sixth suspension since 2013.

June 18, 2020 — Gordon applies for reinstatement to the NFL. Goodell will oversee the large receiver’s reinstatement and make the ultimate resolution.

Sept. Three, 2020 — The Seahawks re-sign Gordon whereas his reinstatement utility is being thought of by the NFL. The staff is assured Gordon will likely be reinstated and offers him a one-year deal.

Contributing: Tadd Haislop

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