The Kansas City Cheifs have informed wide receiver Josh Gordon that he will be released from the roster. NFL teams have until four p.m. on Tuesday to trim their rosters to 53 men in preparation for the start of the regular season. The team gave Gordon another shot in the NFL last season when they needed depth at the wide receiver position. He began his NFL career with the Cleveland Browns and then spent time with the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. Gordon has served multiple suspensions for various reasons over the course of his career.
The #Chiefs are releasing WR Josh Gordon, per source.
Gordon has shown great character on the field and in the community since he got to Kansas City and the team is open to him returning. But it’s a numbers game right now and he’s the odd man out. pic.twitter.com/voVS4Hpubo
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 30, 2022
Last season as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, Josh Gordon caught five passes for 32 yards and one touchdown on 14 targets. After missing a lot of time in his prime years, Gordon is in the decline of his career. While it is currently unclear if this will be the end of his career if it is it is unquestionable that he was incredibly talented on the field. Time will likely tell if he will get another shot in the NFL.
Josh Gordon at least got to experience scoring again while with the #Chiefs. Wish him well going forward. pic.twitter.com/dM7ngU53sZ
— Harold R. Kuntz (@HaroldRKuntz3) August 30, 2022
The Kansas City Chiefs will have a new look wide receiver core this season with star Tyreek Hill gone. New names and faces will need to build more chemistry with star quarterback Patrick Mahomes during the regular season. Josh Gordon is now an unrestricted free agent and will be able to sign with another team if a deal can be worked out.