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ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 29: Josh Gordon #10 of the New England Patriots runs with the ball as Jordan Poyer #21 of the Buffalo Bills attempts to tackle him during the third quarter at New Era Field on September 29, 2019 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)

Late last week, it was announced that former Patriots, Browns, and Seahawks receiver Josh Gordon would be reinstated by the NFL following an indefinite suspension related to the league’s substance abuse policy. That process has now officially been complete, it looks like the 30-year-old already has a new team lined up.

As first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Gordon plans to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs now that his reinstatement is official. No financial or term details of the deal were reported.

Gordon has been in the NFL since 2012, yet has only played 63 games so far in his career. Since leading the league in receiving yards in 2013, he has been suspended six times.

Shortly after returning from a suspension in 2018, Gordon was traded to the Patriots, where he played 17 games over two seasons and was a part of the team’s 2018 Super Bowl-winning season. Following a knee injury, he was released by the Patriots and ended up signing with the Seattle Seahawks, playing five games before his most recent suspension.

During his time away from the NFL, Gordon has a short stint with the Zappers of the startup Fan Controlled Football League. In his lone game, where he was reunited with former Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, he caught the game-winning touchdown pass.

The Chiefs should have a somewhat significant role waiting for him, after losing Sammy Watkins this past offseason. Kansas City has gotten off to a 1-2 start after reaching the Super Bowl last year.

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