Josh Gordon update: Bill Belichick said to talk with the league, so we did


FOXBORO — With training camps kicking off around the league, there have been a few disciplinary issues settled in the last week or so. 

Tyreek Hill obviously was the most notable one, but Josh Gordon remains suspended following violating the terms of his reinstatement last December.

Speaking Wednesday, Bill Belichick was asked if he’s received any update on the wide receiver’s status.

“That'll be a league matter. You should talk to them about it,” he said.

And that is exactly what we did — except we didn’t really get much of an answer.

“We do not have an update,” a NFL spokesman said Wednesday afternoon.

So, this leaves a lot of questions as it relates to Gordon and potentially getting reinstated. 

Did something happen that we don’t know about? Has he applied for reinstatement like a few other players have done in recent weeks? Is he not close to returning at all?

These are questions no one really has the answers to, but based off what the team did at the receiver position this offseason, it appears it at least has Gordon somewhat in the plans. Certainly not for 16 games, but something. 

Why else would Tom Brady work out with him this offseason?

While Gordon is suspended indefinitely, he did sign his tender with the Patriots this offseason, meaning if he gets reinstated he would be under contract in New England. With no update on the wide receiver’s status, the less likely it is the receiver will be reinstated before the regular season and questions will continue to pile up until there is some sort of update.

The Patriots could certainly use him, as they will enter training camp with a receivers depth chart of: Julian Edelman (NFI), N'Keal Harry, Demaryius Thomas (PUP), Phillip Dorsett, Maurice Harris, Braxton Berrios, Damoun Patterson, Ryan Davis, Jakobi Meyers and Gunner Olszewski.