SEATTLE – Seahawks recipient Josh Gordon has seen another setback in his recovery from substance abuse, a source confirmed by ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler

The news comes as Gordon prepared to return to the field for the first time since he was indefinitely suspended from the NFL last December, a comeback that’s now in peril

Gordon, 29, is grappling with the reality that he may never be allowed to play again, the source told Fowler, as there were signs throughout the process of his reinstatement after his last suspension that this was likely to be his final blow

Gordon and the Seahawks were informed Tuesday that the NFL has determined the recipient failed to meet the terms of his conditional reinstatement, another source told ESPN, which for the time being does not make him eligible to practice or play >

Gordon was due to start training on Wednesday and had a chance to play the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, coach Pete Carroll said on Monday that was the first week Gordon was allowed to practice in a game as well to play provided he met the conditions of his Dec. 3 Reinstatement

Gordon has since been allowed to take part in meetings, individual workouts, and strength and stamina. He is also allowed to do this with the developments on Tuesday, a source said

The Seattle Times first reported that Gordon’s return was interrupted for failing to meet the terms of his conditional reinstatement, The NFL network first reported that it was a drug abuse setback

It is noted on the NFL transactional transfer that Gordon was put back on the exemptions list on Tuesday, one day after he was removed from the list.

Gordon was allowed to return to Seahawks headquarters on December 9 after completing his COVID-19 test. He tweeted that day that he was “bloody excited to be part of the family again”

With the Seahawks under the impression that Gordon was eligible to practice and play this week, Carroll said Monday that he was interested in how Gordon would fare on his first drills in a year

“We have to get him out on the practice field and see what he looks like,” said Carroll. “He’s been training really hard. I got to video his workouts here a couple of times to see that he is really in good shape He’s also very tall and strong We are excited to see how he’s doing We plan the week like he has the opportunity to contribute so we’ll see We’ll have a good hope and thought and see where it fits “

Gordon caught seven passes for 139 yards in five games with the Seahawks last season.He was supposed to compete with David Moore and Freddie Swain for the season in their receiving corps behind DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett The Seahawks got on Penny Hart on Monday waived to make room for Gordon on her active roster. Hart deleted waivers and was able to return to his seat as the fifth recipient in Seattle

Gordon was suspended indefinitely last December for violating League Policy on Performance Enhancing Substances and Substances of Abuse, according to ESPN Stats & Information Research, it was Gordon’s sixth suspension since the 2013 season and his fifth for substance abuse

Gordon’s attorney Adam Kenner confirmed to ESPN in June that Gordon’s most recent suspension was the result of a setback following the death of his brother Gordon last fall on Nov. Posted on social media on 11th 2019, the day he made his Seahawks debut, about the loss of his older brother

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