Josh Gordon reportedly could start reinstatement process in May

Ryan Hannable
February 07, 2019 - 5:55 pm

Last week, Roger Goodell said he would consider reinstating Josh Gordon and that process may begin this spring.

According to NFL Media's Tom Pelissero, if Gordon follows his treatment plan, expect the NFLPA to start laying the groundwork for his reinstatement in May. This means it is possible he could be back for training camp, although the only focus now is getting better and following his treatment plan.

The same goes for Raiders wide receiver Martavis Bryant. 

In 11 games with the Patriots this year, Gordon caught 68 passes for 720 yards and three touchdowns. Gordon currently is still in a rehabilitation facility in Florida and plans on staying in the area to train when released.

The veteran receiver will be a restricted free agent this offseason. It is unclear if the Patriots will be interested in bringing him back if he does indeed get reinstated.

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