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Josh Gordon’s football career will continue, although he’s taking what is at least a temporary detour from the NFL. As ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported over the weekend, Gordon has signed with Fan Controlled Football, an indoor league in its first year of existance.

Gordon played nine seasons in the NFL, although was suspended for almost half of that time for violations of the league’s substance-abuse policy. Gordon spent parts of the 2018 and 2019 seasons with the Patriots, catching 60 passes for 1,007 yards four touchdowns. He most recently played for the Seattle Seahawks, and was indefinitely suspended from the league back in January, his fifth NFL suspension.

In the FCF, Gordon will play for the Zappers, a team who’s ownership includes NFL running back Dalvin Cook, MLB pitcher Trevor May, and internet personality Bob Menery. His quarterback will be Johnny Manziel – who was his quarterback for two years with the Cleveland Browns.

The FCF is a seven-on-seven indoor football league which is already three weeks in to its four week regular season. All four teams will make the playoffs, which lasts two rounds. The games are played at the Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth, Georgia as double-headers on Saturdays.

Games stream on Twitch, where fans are the ones choosing which plays are run (hence ‘fan controlled’). So if you ever wanted to call a deep ball for Josh Gordon, his Zappers take on the Beasts (co-owned by Marshawn Lynch and Mike Tyson) Saturday at 9:30 p.m..

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