Report: Josh Gordon applies for reinstatement
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Free-agent wide receiver Josh Gordon submitted his application for reinstatement to the NFL on Wednesday, a source told Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

It was reported in May that Gordon is hoping to be cleared in time for training camp in July.

Gordon, who led the NFL in receiving in 2013 before suspensions derailed his career, received his fifth ban in December after violating the league's policies on performance-enhancing drugs and substance abuse.

His relapse came shortly after his brother's death last November, his lawyer, Adam Kenner, revealed to Pelissero.

"Josh had a lapse because of his brother's death," Kenner said. "But since that time, he has realized how important it is for him to take the right steps, do what's proper, and understand how to manage these issues.

"He's installed the right team around him to make sure he's on the right path. He understands he's been given every chance. He looks forward to making the most of this."

While the NFL has implemented new rules on marijuana use, Gordon will reportedly still be subject to the previous standard for reinstatement.

The wideout played for the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots last season. He caught 27 passes for 426 yards and one touchdown in 11 appearances (six in New England, five in Seattle).

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