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NFL Reinstates Suspended New England Patriots Star Josh Gordon

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

New England Patriots star Josh Gordon is no longer suspended.

Gordon had been suspended towards the end of last season for his latest violation of the league’s substance abuse policy, but he’s now got the green light to play again. (RELATED: Tom Brady Practices With Suspended Teammate Josh Gordon)

According to Adam Schefter on Friday night, the talented wide receiver was officially reinstated by the NFL.

This is huge news for the Patriots. When Gordon is clean and playing well, he’s one of the best guys at his position in the league.

Tom Brady just got a weapon that does an incredible job of torching defenses deep. The last thing DCs want to plan for is how to stop the deep threat between Tom Brady and Gordon.

 

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Of course, we should all hope Gordon is going to stay clean and is mentally in a healthy place. There’s no question he’s a dominant football player, but that won’t matter much if he can’t stay clean and on the right track mentally.

If he finds himself in trouble again, it might be over for him. The NFL isn’t known for giving endless chances.

Luckily, he’s got a great organization around him that will provide Gordon with the best support possible.

 

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We’ll now have to wait and see what Gordon can produce on the field this year. If he stays out of trouble, then he could be in for a monster season with Tom Brady slinging the ball his direction.