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Josh Gordon applies for NFL reinstatement

Josh Gordon is ready to get his football career up and running again as he applied for reinstatement recently, according to Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk. We don’t know when he will be cleared, but one thing for sure is that this may really be his last chance in the NFL.

Gordon has been suspended multiple times by the NFL for substance abuse, and each time he has found a way to recover and return to the field. New England took a chance on him last season and it paid off until Gordon shut himself down. Gordon explained that he would take time off to deal with “mental issues.”

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Gordon caught 40 passes for 720 yards and three touchdowns for the Patriots in 2018, after starting the season with the Cleveland Browns (one reception, 17 yards). He still had that big-play ability, averaging 18 yards per catch. The Patriots may be his home once again because of the loss of Rob Gronkowski.

Josh Gordon

Whatever the case may be, Gordon can still be a major threat no matter where he plays it he’s reinstated. He’s still only 28 years old, so time will still be on his side. Can he finally shake his demons and become the superstar the NFL needs on the field? Or will he be sidelined by his demons permanently?

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