Tuesday, Aug. 30 is a busy day for all 32 NFL teams as each organization must reach the 53-man roster limit by the 4 p.m. ET deadline. The Kansas City Chiefs have already trimmed some of the fat to get to their best roster possible, which includes parting ways with veteran wide receiver Josh Gordon.
While being cut isn't an experience any player wants, Gordon has seemingly taken his release in stride. The 31-year-old pass-catcher took to Twitter after the Chiefs cut him, tweeting out that he's "excited to see where the next part of my football journey takes me."
Chiefs Roster Cuts
Gordon also used "#itsabusiness" and #dreamchasing" in his tweet, further proving his positivity. After all, this isn't a new experience for the former 2012 second-round pick. Now that he's a free agent, he'll be looking to play for his fifth team since the 2018 NFL season.
Gordon made a name for himself as a Cleveland Browns sophomore in 2013 when he recorded 87 catches for an NFL-best 1,646 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. He could never recapture that magic, though, mostly due to his being suspended for violating the league's marijuana policy multiple times.
The Chiefs brought Gordon in last season in hopes that playing with Patrick Mahomes could rejuvenate his career. Unfortunately, the former Baylor product was nearly invisible. By the end of the season, Gordon only recorded five catches for 32 yards and one TD in 12 games.
Considering that Gordon couldn't produce with Mahomes, it's hard to imagine any scenario where he could bounce back. Nevertheless, injuries are bound to happen early in the season, leaving time to tell if any team will be desperate enough to give the Houston, TX native a call.
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