Kansas City Chiefs set to sign newly reinstated WR Josh Gordon to practice squad, sources say

Adam Schefter gives details about Josh Gordon's plans to sign with Kansas City Chiefs. (0:41).
Sources told ESPN that Josh Gordon, a former All-Pro wide receiver, plans to sign with Kansas City Chiefs.

Gordon will be flying to Kansas City Monday and is expected to sign to the Chiefs practice squad tonight. There is a possibility that Gordon will be promoted to the active roster shortly afterwards.

Gordon, who is 30, was approached by several teams to sign him. According to Eric Dounn of LAA Sports and Matt Leist of LAA Sports, one of the perks of playing in Kansas City was being able to stay there for many seasons.

Since the spring, when Sammy Watkins was released as a free agent, the Chiefs have been looking for a wide receiver that can play all downs with Tyreek Hill. Although they've played a lot of Demarcus Robinson, Mecole Hardman and Byron Pringle, none of them have been able to consistently deliver for the Chiefs.

With 267 receiving yards, Hill trails only Travis Kelce, the Chiefs' tight end. The three other wide receivers combined have 260 yards.

Gordon was suspended indefinitely in December 2019 for violations of the league's policies on substance abuse and performance-enhancing substances. According to ESPN Stats & Information, it was Gordon's sixth suspension from the 2013 season. It also marked his fifth suspension for substance abuse.

In July, Gordon sent Roger Goodell his reinstatement letter. The NFLPA recommended that Gordon be reinstated. Goodell approved his request for reinstatement on Monday according to a source.

Gordon, who played last for the Zappers in the Fan Controlled Football League with Johnny Manziel, said he was ready to help.

Gordon was the NFL's leading receiver in 2013, with 1,646 receiving yards.

This report was contributed by ESPN's Adam Teicher.