Currently seeking reinstatement, Josh Gordon expects a decision by the NFL prior to the start of the 2020 season. Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Gordon is once again seeking reinstatement from the NFL after a failed drug test, and it sounds like the star wide receiver expects a decision from the league well before the start of the 2020 season.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported on Thursday that Gordon expects to hear back from Roger Goodell regarding his reinstatement within the next 30 days, though Gordon would likely have a meeting with the commissioner at that point. While a final decision could come after that 30-day window, it is noteworthy that Gordon expects to communicate with Goodell about his reinstatement well before the start of the 2020 season.

Fowler also noted that Gordon has been staying clean, though the NFL has been unable to conduct drug tests during the pandemic. If Gordon is reinstated, it would likely be under numerous conditions in which he would have to pass drug tests and attend counseling.

Gordon was suspended once again in December for a violation of the NFL’s substance abuse and performance-enhancing drug policy. His current suspension is his fifth since he came into the NFL back in 2012. Gordon’s lawyer said earlier this month that his latest relapse was triggered by the death of the receiver’s brother.

Gordon played six games for the Patriots last season, catching 20 passes for 287 yards and a touchdown. He was later claimed off waivers by the Seahawks, for whom he had 7 catches for 139 yards. The 29-year-old receiver is currently a free agent, but there have been rumors that at least one team is interested in signing him.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.



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ARZ / 1,156 / 2017
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ATL / 1,394 / 2019
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BAL / 1,017 / 2016
Mike Wallace
BUF / 1,060 / 2019
John Brown
CAR / 1,175 / 2019
D.J. Moore
CAR / 1,005 / 2019
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CHI / 1,147 / 2019
Allen Robinson
CIN / 1,046 / 2019
Tyler Boyd
CLE / 1,174 / 2019
Jarvis Landry
CLE / 1,035 / 2019
Odell Beckham Jr.
DAL / 1,189 / 2019
Amari Cooper
DAL / 1,107 / 2019
Michael Gallup
DEN / 1,112 / 2019
Courtland Sutton
DET / 1,190 / 2019
Kenny Golladay
GB / 1,386 / 2018
Davante Adams
HOU / 1,165 / 2019
DeAndre Hopkins
IND / 1,270 / 2018
T.Y. Hilton
JAX / 1,008 / 2019
DJ Chark
KC / 1,229 / 2019
Travis Kelce
LAC / 1,199 / 2019
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LAC / 1,001 / 2019
Mike Williams
LAR / 1,161 / 2019
Cooper Kupp
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Robert Woods
MIA / 1,202 / 2019
DeVante Parker
MIN / 1,130 / 2019
Stefon Diggs
NE / 1,117 / 2019
Julian Edelman
NYG / 1,052 / 2018
Odell Beckham Jr.
NYJ / 1,502 / 2015
Brandon Marshall
NYJ / 1,027 / 2015
Eric Decker
OAK / 1,145 / 2019
Darren Waller
PHI / 1,163 / 2018
Zach Ertz
PIT / 1,426 / 2018
JuJu Smith-Schuster
PIT / 1,297 / 2018
Antonio Brown
SEA / 1,057 / 2019
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George Kittle
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