New Orleans Saints: Josh Gordon could be a risk worth taking

Josh Gordon (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
Josh Gordon (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /

Wide receiver Josh Gordon was informed on Friday that he will be reinstated and eligible to play as early as Week 4. The New Orleans Saints need a wide receiver, so they should reach out and see what it’d take to land Gordon.

Gordon previously went in the second round of the 2012 supplemental draft and had a nice first two years in Cleveland, being one of the few bright spots for those Browns teams. He was suspended in 2015 and 2016 and since then, things have been spotty for the receiver.

Since the Browns traded him in 2018, Gordon has played for the Patriots and Seahawks, but didn’t do much with either squad. He had over 700 yards in 2018 with the Patriots but that’s the last good season we’ve seen from Gordon.

New Orleans Saints should reach out about Josh Gordon.

Gordon has recently been playing in the Fan Controlled Football league where he signed earlier this year so it’s not like he’s been completely away from the sport. He’s only 30 years old, which is hard to believe considering it feels like he’s been in the league for over a decade, so there’s still potential there for Gordon to transform back into the player he once was.

New Orleans desperately needs a wide receiver, as Michael Thomas is out due to injury, Tre’Quan Smtih is on IR, and Marquez Callaway hasn’t been the guy NOLA was hoping for through two games.

Maybe Gordon joins the Saints and doesn’t do much. Is that really any worse than the situation they’re in right now? That’s the worst-case scenario while the best-case scenario is that he jumps right into Sean Payton’s offense and makes an immediate impact.

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New Orleans should go for it with Gordon.