Last December, Josh Gordon was suspended for the fifth time for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
Gordon was released by the Patriots in October, but was picked up by the Seahawks before the suspension took place.
Speaking to NFL Media's Tom Pelissero, Gordon's lawyer, Adam Kenner, said his client relapsed last year following his brother's death in November.
“Josh had a lapse because of his brother’s death. That set him back,” Kenner said. “But since that time he has realized how important it is for him to take the right steps, do what’s proper, and understand how to manage these issues. He’s installed the right team around him to make sure he’s on the right path. He understands he’s been given every chance. He looks forward to making the most of this.”
Gordon reportedly applied for reinstatement on Wednesday and is hoping to be back on a NFL roster by training camp in late July.
The 29-year-old is currently a free agent.