NFLPA has recommended to the NFL that Josh Gordon be reinstated, per sources.
The NFLPA determined Gordon has successfully completed his NFL-monitored treatment program. Gordon is awaiting final approval from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, but he is said to be ready to play and vaccinated, according to Schefter. Gordon was last seen with the Seahawks in 2019, and is now 30.
The seventh-year veteran receiver was removed from the commissioner’s exempt list Monday and added to the team’s active 53-player roster with coach Pete Carroll saying the expectation is that he will play Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.
Carroll also said veteran tight end Greg Olsen “is returning this week’’ after having practiced last week.
Carroll said the team is planning the week like Gordon has a chance to contribute. For fantasy purposes, he's probably a bit of a risk especially since it's the finals for most leagues, but the story said Gordon could resume his role as the team's WR3. That would mean passing Moore in the pecking order. Moore has played about 46% of the snaps this year and is having a career year as far as receptions go. Gordon has not played since last Dec 15 at Carolina.
As for Olsen, he practiced last week but wasn't activated so one can assume he was close. Carroll said via the story, assuming Olsen makes it through the practice week that “he’ll be back in, ready to go.’’ Olsen suffered a plantar fascia injury on Nov. 19 against Arizona and was then placed on injured reserve.
Seahawks WR Josh Gordon is set to rejoin the team on Monday.
Gordon was reinstated a few weeks ago but has adhered to the terms of his conditional reinstatement and is now set to rejoin the team on Monday and is on track to practice and potentially play in Week 16 against the Rams. Pelissero reports Gordon weighed in at 238 pounds with 7% body fat, which is incredible. It's a noteworthy add to the Seahawks, but he likely won't eat much into D.K. Metcalf or Tyler Lockett to be a fantasy factor, especially in Championship Week.
According to Ian Rapoport on Twitter, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon has been conditionally reinstated to the NFL.
Josh Gordon will be eligible to join the team on December 9th, but will not be eligible to practice or play games until the Monday following Week 15's contest against Washington. Gordon is not quite the player he was before his various suspension derailed his promising career, but as he proved last season, he can still make an impact on the field for the Seahawks. If he earns a role in three wide sets for Week 16, he should be considered a boom or bust option at best. Gordon will likely be more relevant for Week 17 and playoff DFS contests than he will be for fantasy football championship week.