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Seattle Seahawks WR Josh Gordon reinstated by the NFL

Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Cleveland. The Browns and the Steelers tied at 21-21. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon has been conditionally reinstated for the final two weeks of the 2020 season, the NFL announced.

The league is reinstating Gordon after the receiver was suspended for the fifth time in his career, according to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports.

The NFL confirmed the news, saying Gordon will be eligible to return to action for the final two weeks of the regular season.

Gordon will be allowed to begin COVID-19 testing on Friday and might join the Seahawks on Wednesday, Dec. 9, if he tests negative for the virus.

He will be permitted to take part in meetings, individual workouts and strength and conditioning, but he will not be permitted to practice, travel with the team or attend games until Monday, Dec. 21, after Seattle’s Week 15 game.

Gordon responded to the news of his conditional reinstatement with a tweet that he was “thankful.”

Gordon was suspended indefinitely on Dec. 16, 2019, for violating the NFL policies on performance-enhancing substances and substances of abuse.

Nearly a year later, he’s being cleared to return and will be eligible to play after Christmas.

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