NFLPA recommends Josh Gordon be reinstated after completing treatment program

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Josh Gordon could once again be returning to the NFL.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the NFLPA has determined that Gordon has successfully completed his NFL-monitored treatment program and has recommended to the NFL that he be reinstated.

Gordon must wait for final approval from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, but says he is ready to play and vaccinated.

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The 30-year-old wide receiver has not played in the NFL since 2019 following an indefinite suspension for violating its substance abuse and performance-enhancing substances policies.

It was the sixth time Gordon was suspended since he was an All-Pro with the Cleveland Browns in 2013 and fifth for a violation of some form of substance abuse.

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Gordon, who has had stints with the Browns, Patriots and Seahawks, was conditionally reinstated by the NFL in December 2020 and was set to return to practice with the Seahawks but his reinstatement was rescinded in January due to a setback in his recovery from substance abuse.

The wide receiver has since been playing in the Fan Controlled Football League with former Browns teammate Johnny Manziel.

If Gordon were reinstated he would become a free agent.

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