Julian Edelman on Josh Gordon: Selfishly, I want him to be reinstated

Ryan Hannable
June 26, 2019 - 9:38 am

In advance of his documentary, "100% Julian Edelman," coming out Friday, the Patriots wide receiver is making the media rounds this week.

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This included an appearance on Barstool Sports' Pardon My Take on Wednesday where he was asked about Josh Gordon. Edelman made it clear he hopes he gets reinstated, but also knows it's a serious issue that goes beyond football.

"... It's a life situation and you're pulling for him for that -- to get better," Edelman said. "And selfishly, I want him because he's a really good football player and he can help us. I don't know anything [regarding when/if he could get reinstated] going into it. Like, legit. Like, I've asked 30 people inside the organization and outside [the organization], like, 'Do you know what's going to happen?' And know one knows not one thing. So we're just kind of sitting and waiting to see what the circumstances are going to be with him because he'd be a really good tool to have. He balls."

Gordon is still currently suspended indefinitely for violating the terms of his reinstatement last December, although he could potentially be reinstated at any time. If that happens, he would revert back to the Patriots' roster.

Tom Brady and Gordon were shown on social media working out together last week, so it seems Edelman isn't the only one pulling for Gordon.

In 11 games with the Patriots last season, Gordon had 40 catches for 720 yards and three touchdowns.

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