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Seahawks release WR Josh Gordon, who was suspended indefinitely by NFL

Pro Football Rumors logo Pro Football Rumors 3/4/2021 Andrew Ortenberg, Pro Football Rumors
a group of people watching a football ball: It appears unlikely that Josh Gordon will ever play in the NFL again. © Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports It appears unlikely that Josh Gordon will ever play in the NFL again.

Josh Gordon officially won’t be returning to the NFL with the Seahawks. Seattle has released the embattled wide receiver, as Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

It’s an expected move, especially after we heard last week that Gordon was planning on playing in the startup Fan Controlled Football League that’s affiliated with his close friend Johnny Manziel. Gordon is still only 29 and could theoretically always return to the NFL one day, but clearly Seattle doesn’t have any intention of waiting around any longer. Back in January, the league rescinded Gordon’s reinstatement, and he’s now suspended indefinitely again.

Gordon appeared on the verge of taking the field for a while and was activated to the roster by the Seahawks in December, but ultimately his personal issues got away once again. Of course, he never ended up playing in a game for Seattle in 2020. He played in six games with the Patriots and five with the Seahawks in 2019.

The team appeared committed to developing him into a new weapon for Russell Wilson at a low price, but it never worked out and included plenty of hiccups along the way. Never say never with Gordon, but it appears likely at this point that he’s played his final NFL down. It feels like a lifetime ago that he had his 1,646-yard and nine-touchdown season with Cleveland back in 2013.

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