the bosses plan to release former Pro Bowl wide receiver joseph gordon before this week’s deadline for final roster cuts, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
Gordon found himself the odd man out in a Kansas City receiving room filled with newcomers. Veteran free-agent signings JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Justin Watson, along with rookie second-round pick Skyy Moore, have so far impressed in training camp and during the preseason, leading to Kansas City moving forward without the first team of 2013. -All-Pro team on the roster.
The 31-year-old Gordon made just one catch on five targets in 67 snaps during the Chiefs’ three preseason games this summer.
Gordon first signed with Kansas City in 2021 and played in 12 games with the team, making five receptions for 32 yards and a touchdown.
A former second-round pick in the 2012 supplemental draft, Gordon was poised to become one of the league’s next big receivers after leading the league with 1,646 receiving yards in his second season with the Browns. However, he missed three full seasons due to suspensions for violating the league’s substance abuse policy and never returned to Pro Bowl form.
After being traded by Cleveland for just one game in the 2018 season, Gordon made brief appearances with the Patriots and Seahawks before landing with the Chiefs.
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