After yet another slip-up, Gordon sat out the rest of the year and was finally re-instated before the start of the season.
As first reported by Ian Rapoport, the Seattle Seahawks claimed former Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon off waivers. While Gordon has a long and well-documented battle with mental health and substance abuse, all indications point that he has been moving in the right direction over the past two years.
This news comes the day after Gordon was released from injured reserve by the New England Patriots.
In six games with the Patriots in 2019, Gordon has hauled in 20 passes for 287 yards and one touchdown. "He's been able to really stretch the field", Carroll said.
If all goes well in his first work with the Seahawks next week, Gordon will make his Seattle debut in the team's next game November 11 at NFC West-leading San Francisco. That suspension was lifted in August.
He hasn't been active for a full season since his rookie one, 2012 with the Browns.
Belichick did offer the fact that Gordon passed his physical, and after doing so was available for the team to release him after he had been on injured reserve with a bone bruise on his knee. The All-Pro receiver was playing through a left knee injury before being knocked out of New England's victory over the New York Giants on October 10. The reality is the Seahawks are simply claiming him off waivers and can release him once again if he does not embrace the team concept.
Seattle can deploy a nice trio at wideout, which includes Josh Gordon, Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf.
If he is healthy, the move gives Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson another quality pass-catcher and elite playmaker on the offensive side of the ball, proving that Seattle have set their sights on a deep playoff run as we pass the midway point of the National Football League season.