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Chiefs newcomer Josh Gordon could be ready for Week 5

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The rich get richer as the Kansas City Chiefs add the freakishly athletic Josh Gordon to their wide receivers room — fresh off reinstatement by the NFL and still in shape to hit the field. Turns out his return is around the corner as Gordon is “likely” to return in Week 5.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Kansas City hopes to activate Flash Gordon sooner than later, with a realistic forecast being Week 5’s matchup against the Buffalo Bills.

The Kansas City Chiefs have never been shy about giving players with questionable backgrounds a second chance. But when it comes to wide receiver Josh Gordon, they are giving him what amounts to a sixth. That's because Gordon was just reinstated by the NFL following a fifth drug-related suspension. But if he can steer clear of trouble in Kansas City, the wildly talented Gordon could provide the Chiefs offense with the kind of big, athletic wide receiver they have been lacking.

The Kansas City Chiefs have never been shy about giving players with questionable backgrounds a second chance. But when it comes to wide receiver Josh Gordon, they are giving him what amounts to a sixth. That’s because Gordon was just reinstated by the NFL following a fifth drug-related suspension. But if he can steer clear of trouble in Kansas City, the wildly talented Gordon could provide the Chiefs offense with the kind of big, athletic wide receiver they have been lacking.
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Gordon reportedly showed up to Chiefs practice with “seven percent body fat,” sitting at 230 pounds. “He looks in pretty good shape. He’s got less body fat than I do,” said head coach Andy Reid, now looking forward to a speedy trio of receivers including Gordon, Mecole Hardman and Cheetah himself, Tyreek Hill.

New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) warms up before playing the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field.

New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) warms up before playing the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field.
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Flash goes from catching passes from Johnny Manziel in Cleveland, to a 22-game stint between Tom Brady and Russell Wilson, and now catching bombs from Patrick Mahomes. “He’s a big receiver,” commented Mahomes regarding his new deep ball playmaker. “Even if he’s covered, he’s not covered. You can kind of throw it up there and he can make plays.”

Gordon led the NFL in receiving yards (1,646) in 2013-14 — returning to the game at the age of 30 after starting only one game in 2019 and missing the 2020 season due to an infringement on the league’s substance abuse policy.

New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) enters the field prior to the game between the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots at New Era Field.

New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) enters the field prior to the game between the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots at New Era Field.
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The Chiefs improved to 2-2 after a 42-30 win against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 4. Mahomes completed 24-of-30 passes, tossing for 278 yards and five touchdowns — an encouraging sign for Gordon’s potential to be unleashed in the coming week.

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