Seahawks’ Josh Gordon Conditionally Reinstated by NFL; Eligible for Week 16 | Bleacher Report

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) sets up against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon is being conditionally reinstated from his indefinite suspension and should be eligible for the final two regular-season games.

Gordon later took to social media to say he was “thankful”:

Jay Glazer of Fox Sports first reported the news of the wideout’s reinstatement.

This comes after Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported on May 21 that Gordon planned on applying for reinstatement and was ready to play. The goal at the time was to be cleared before training camp started.

Gordon appeared in 11 games during the 2019 campaign for the New England Patriots and Seahawks, and Florio noted he played enough contests to qualify for unrestricted free agency.

However, Seattle signed him to a one-year deal in September

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NFL reinstates Seattle Seahawks WR Josh Gordon, who is eligible to return in Week 16

The NFL announced Thursday that Commissioner Roger Goodell conditionally reinstated Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon, who will be eligible to play in the team’s final two games of the 2020 season and the playoffs.

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Gordon, who has publicly addressed his battles with addiction and mental health, was serving his sixth different suspension during his NFL career. The most recent was for a violation of the NFL’s collectively bargained policy against substance abuse and performance-enhancing drugs.



a group of football players on the field: Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) catches a pass against Carolina Panthers cornerback Donte Jackson (26) during the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium.


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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) catches a pass against Carolina Panthers cornerback Donte Jackson (26) during the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium.

Last November, the Seahawks claimed Gordon, 29, off waivers, after the New England Patriots released him. Gordon played five games for the Seahawks

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How Dak Prescott gave Cowboys rookie CB Trevon Diggs his ‘welcome to the NFL’ moment

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and rookie cornerback Trevon Diggs hopped on a Rookie Roundtable recently where Prescott and Giants running back Saquon Barkley shared some words of wisdom with Diggs, Steelers WR Chase Claypool, and Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Below are some of the highlights.

Prescott on Jason Witten giving him his “welcome to the NFL” moment during training camp his rookie year: “So, Jason Witten’s up [during a drill]. And I’ve been watching Jason Witten play as long as I’ve been watching football. So, my favorite tight end being a Cowboys fan. It was a big moment I guess. I get the ball, Jason Witten’s running down the field, I mean, it’s 30 yards or so … and I throw the ball and Jason Witten sticks his arms out, and the ball probably goes two inches over his fingertips. And all he had to do was

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NFL reinstates Josh Gordon from fifth suspension, receiver could play in 2020

The NFL is giving oft-suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon another chance. The league is reinstating Gordon after the receiver was suspended for the fifth time in his career, according to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports.

The NFL confirmed the news, saying Gordon will be eligible to return to action for the final two weeks of the regular season.

Gordon tweeted he was thankful to be back in the NFL.

Gordon, 29, played 11 games last season, splitting time between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. His time with Seattle was cut short after Gordon was suspended by the NFL for a substance abuse violation in December. The league indefinitely suspended Gordon.

Despite that suspension, the Seahawks brought Gordon back in

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New York Jets’ Adam Gase admits he hasn’t helped Sam Darnold develop as NFL QB

New York Jets coach Adam Gase was hired nearly two years ago in large part to groom quarterback Sam Darnold for success. On Thursday, Gase admitted for the first time that he’s failing.

“I came here to help him, help him develop his career, and we haven’t been able to do that,” said Gase, who is 7-20 and has presided over the NFL’s worst offense for the better part of two seasons.

His comments might seem obvious, considering the team’s profound struggles, but they’re noteworthy because Gase always has spoken of Darnold’s progress in an optimistic fashion. His assessment comes with five games left in the season, after which the coach likely will be fired.

QB Att. Without TD
Sam Darnold 142
Jacoby Brissett 105
Daniel Jones 68
— Elias Sports Bureau

Gase said he hopes Darnold can finish on an upswing.

“That’s why every game is so important,” he

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NFL reinstates Gordon, can play in final 2 games for Seattle

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Published 4:55 p.m. ET Dec. 3, 2020 | Updated 5:39 p.m. ET Dec. 3, 2020

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Josh Gordon was conditionally reinstated by the NFL on Thursday and can begin the process of joining the Seattle Seahawks’ roster as early as Friday.

Commissioner Roger Goodell reinstated Gordon after nearly a one-year suspension following his latest off-field transgression for violations of the league’s substance abuse policies. Gordon was suspended in December 2019 for violating the league’s drug policy. He tested positive for performance enhancers and “substances of abuse,” the league said in a statement at the time.

It was the eighth time overall Gordon had been suspended by either his team or the NFL, including six times since 2013, mostly for violating the league’s policies on banned substances.

But his time in Seattle last season was mostly positive and the Seahawks signed Gordon in September knowing there would

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2021 NFL Mock Draft: Updated Picks Entering the Last Month of the Regular Season | Bleacher Report

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    Throw out everything you think you know about talent evaluation during a typical NFL draft cycle because the 2021 event will be unlike any other. Projecting where certain prospects should land and how they translate to the pros will be more difficult than ever. 

    Everyone knows it, too. 

    “My best guess? Whoever does well in the 2021 draft will have gotten lucky,” an AFC executive told Yahoo Sports’ Terez Paylor when the collegiate season still teetered on the brink of collapse. “And whoever doesn’t do well will have been unlucky, unless [their] picks fail because of character.” 

    Prospects opted out without playing another down. Others left their teams midseason. The season hasn’t gone exactly as planned with COVID-19 outbreaks, postponements and cancellations littering the weekly schedule. 

    Normally, scouts would be coming off the road in early December and NFL front offices would put together

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Steelers reportedly lose Bud Dupree for the rest of season with a torn ACL: NFL news roundup

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Steelers improved to 11-0 on Wednesday when they beat the Ravens, 19-14. However, they suffered a potentially devastating loss on defense.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that outside linebacker Bud Dupree is out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL.

He is the second linebacker the Steelers have lost to a season-ending injury. Devin Bush was ruled out for the season in their Week 6 win vs. the Browns.

After a breakout season in 2019 in which he had a career-high 11.5 sacks and 16 tackles for loss, the Steelers franchise tagged him prior to the 2020 season. This season, he was dominant once again with eight sacks and two forced fumbles.

Robert Griffin III questions NFL’s priorities after game

Robert Griffin III was pressed into starting duty in Wednesday’s loss because Lamar Jackson tested positive for COVID-19. Jackson was one of several

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NFL Odds: Over/Under Picks For Every Game On Week 13 Schedule

Trying to spice up your NFL viewing experience this weekend?

We might be able to help.

There are 15 games on the Week 13 docket, and we’re here to provide some insight and advice on each total.

Here are our over/under picks for every game on the latest slate. All totals are provided by consensus data.

Sunday, Dec. 6
New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons — 45.5
With Taysom Hill under center, the Saints have shifted to being more of a run-heavy team. New Orleans’ defense, meanwhile, allowed a combined 12 points over its last two games, including only nine to Atlanta in Week 11.

Pick: UNDER

Cleveland Browns at Tennessee Titans — 53.5
The Browns are riding a three-game win streak, but their offense hasn’t been overly impressive of late. Cleveland hasn’t eclipsed the 30-point threshold since late October.

Pick: UNDER

Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears —

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NFL MVP watch 2020 – Can Aaron Rodgers beat out Patrick Mahomes? Is Derrick Henry a legit contender?

Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen some movement in the MVP race for the 2020 NFL season. Last year’s winner has fallen out of contention, and the early front-runner for this year was leapfrogged by two former winners. With five weeks left in the season, can anyone catch Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers? Or will it come down to one of these elite quarterbacks? And could a running back really get in the mix?

A panel of nine analysts voted on the top 10 players in the MVP race thus far. We then used those nine sets of rankings to determine our top five candidates overall, using Heisman Trophy-esque scaling for each ranking. We’ll include each player’s MVP odds from Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill. We’ll also look at a few names who have seen their MVP stock either spike or plummet in recent weeks.

Here are the top

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