Chiefs WR Josh Gordon won’t play vs. Eagles, but made progress this week

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New Kansas City Chiefs WR Josh Gordon suiting up to play in Week 4 was always a longshot.

Gordon is currently on the practice squad until he gets up to speed on the playbook. As Chiefs HC Andy Reid noted, the receiver is already in football shape.

“He looks in pretty good shape,” Reid said. “He’s got a little bit less body fat than I do. He’s trimmed down and really fit. That’s one thing he’s been doing, is working out. But I think he’s in good shape, and he’s been out here working very hard.”

Reid told reporters that it’d be a stretch for Gordon to play this week back on Wednesday. He confirmed again on Friday that Gordon would not be made active for the Week 4 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He also praised the work that Gordon has done so far to learn the playbook and shake off some rust after not playing for a full calendar year.

“He’s not playing this week, but he’s getting himself ready and learning the playbook, doing the mental part, and then also getting a little rust knocked off,” Reid said. “But you can tell he’s very talented. You guys have all seen him play before, I’m not telling you something you don’t know, but he is a talented football player.”

Hopefully, with a good week of practice next week, he’ll be able to get at least a little bit of action in Week 5 against the Buffalo Bills on “Sunday Night Football.”

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