NFL: Chiefs elevate WR Josh Gordon to active roster


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The Kansas City Chiefs promoted wide receiver Josh Gordon from the practice squad to their 53-man active roster on Tuesday.

The promotion puts Gordon in line to make his season debut on Sunday night when the Chiefs (2-2) host the Buffalo Bills (3-1).

Also on Tuesday, the Chiefs placed rookie defensive end Joshua Kaindoh on injured reserve.

Gordon, 30, signed with the Chiefs late last month, shortly after the NFL reinstated him from an indefinite suspension he received in December 2019. Gordon was suspended for substance abuse and performance-enhancing substance violations.

A subsequent reinstatement in December 2020 lasted only a month — with no on-field appearances — and was rescinded in January 2021.

Gordon entered the league in the 2012 supplemental draft, selected in the second round — No. 1 overall — by the Browns. He played in Cleveland until 2018 — he missed 2015-16 due to suspension — then played parts of 2018-19 with the New England Patriots before moving on to Seattle.

Gordon has 247 career receptions for 4,252 yards with 20 touchdowns in 63 games (56 starts).

Kaindoh, 22, sustained an ankle injury in the Chiefs’ 42-30 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

He has played 46 defensive snaps in three games this season.

–Field Level Media


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