For those in Chiefs Kingdom hungry to see the latest signing to the roster, it’s going to be another week (or more) until we see the likes of Josh Gordon on the field in this offense. On Friday, head coach Andy Reid spoke with reporters and said Gordon was still not ready to suit up for the Chiefs and will remain on the team’s practice squad.
Gordon is a veteran wide receiver who signed with the Chiefs earlier this week after being reinstated by the National Football League following a year-plus suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
According to an ESPN report from Adam Schefter, there were multiple teams interested in potentially adding Gordon to the mix, but Gordon was looking for a place he could potentially play long-term and Kansas City won the bidding.
The Chiefs won’t be unveiling Josh Gordon on offense in Week 4.
The Chiefs watched Sammy Watkins leave in free agency for the Baltimore Ravens back in the spring and went to work on finding a replacement. A public courtship of JuJu Smith-Schuster did not end well, and reports had the Chiefs tied to other candidates like T.Y. Hilton, but unfortunately nothing worked out for general manager Brett Veach.
The Chiefs then went the rest of the offseason without landing any wide receiver of note. The biggest investment made in the position was a fifth-round pick in Cornell Powell, who didn’t even make the active roster. (He does, however, remain on the practice squad.)
Given the way that Reid described Gordon and the way he looks, it shouldn’t be a very long wait before Chiefs Kingdom will see him playing in that WR2 spot across from Tyreek Hill and give the Chiefs the larger, more physical target they’ve been lacking.
Gordon had 27 catches for 426 yards and 1 touchdown last season.