Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon could play during the final two weeks of the regular season after being conditionally reinstated by the NFL.
Gordon will be eligible to return to the field for the final two games, starting with the Week 16 showdown against the Los Angeles Rams, before the playoffs following Thursday’s announcement.
The Super Bowl champion and Pro Bowler was suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL’s policies on performance-enhancing substances and substances of abuse in December last year.
Gordon, who was signed by the Seahawks in November 2019, was banned for a fifth time in eight years over a substance abuse issue.
WR @JOSH_GORDONXII will be eligible to return to the Seahawks for our final two games of the regular season.
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) December 3, 2020
The 29-year-old can begin coronavirus testing on Friday and will be permitted to join the team starting December 9 for team meetings, individual meetings with the coaching staff and for individual workouts and strength conditioning.
Gordon cannot practice, travel with the team or attend games until December 21, following Seattle’s Week 15 clash against the Washington Football Team.
The former Cleveland Browns and New England Patriots receiver has played in 63 games since entering the NFL in 2012 and he has made 247 catches for 4,252 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Gordon appeared in five games prior to his suspension last season, catching seven passes for 139 yards in Seattle.
The Seahawks top the NFC West with an 8-3 record, ahead of the Rams (7-4).