NFL suspends Seahawks WR Josh Gordon

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The tumultuous career for wide receiver Josh Gordon hit another bump in the road on Monday when it was announced that the NFL has suspended him for a violation of the league's performance-enhancing substances and substances of abuse policy. 

Gordon was acquired by the Seahawks in November, with Seattle claiming him off waivers after he was released by the Patriots. In his five games with the Seahawks, Gordon has just seven catches on 10 targets, for 139 yards on no touchdowns. 

The list of off the field troubles for Gordon is a long one.

He was first suspended in 2013 for a violation of the wellness policy and would miss the first two games of the season. Despite missing the start of the year, Gordon still led the league in receiving that season and was named First-Team All-Pro and played in his first Pro Bowl.  He was poised to be the next big star, but he hit many more bumps in the road.

In July of 2014, Gordon was arrested for DWI in North Carolina and a month later it was announced that he would be suspended for the entire 2014-2015 season for another violation of the wellness policy. The suspension was later reduced to 10 games. Gordon would end up playing in just five games before being suspended again for a violation of team rules. 

Gordon again found himself in violation of the wellness policy prior to the 2015 season, and the league suspended him indefinitely. Gordon would go on to miss the entire 2015 and 2016 seasons. 

After multiple applications for reinstatement were denied, Gordon finally caught a break in 2017. The league reinstated him midway through the season. He would finish 2017 with 18 catches for 335 yards and a touchdown.

Gordon looked to be turning things around, but just one game into the 2018 campaign the Browns announced they would be parting ways with Gordon because the broke the team's "trust." A few days later, he was traded to the New England Patriots. 

The Patriot, notorious for being a spot where troubled players can land on their feet, had their trouble as well. Gordon played 10 games for New England that season but was suspended for the final two weeks for another violation of the wellness policy. 

This season, Gordon looked to bounce back with New England, but nagging injuries relegated him to the sideline after Week 6. On October 31 he was waived by the Patriots, and the Seahawks signed him the next day.

That brings us to where we are now. The Seahawks took a flyer on Gordon, but they never got off the ground. 

NFL suspends Seahawks WR Josh Gordon originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest