The Kansas City Chiefs made a significant move earlier this week, promoting wide receiver Josh Gordon to their 53-man roster. That puts him on track to play this Sunday night against the Buffalo Bills.
Gordon has only been on the Chiefs for a little over a week, but he has made a really strong impression on the coaching staff.
Speaking to the media this Wednesday, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid raved about Gordon’s ability to quickly pick up their playbook.
“He’s very smart and has picked things up quickly,” Reid said, via ArrowheadPride.com. “He’s had a little bit of the flavor of the offense when he was in Cleveland, so he understands some of the language there.”
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The Chiefs already have a lethal passing attack, and it should only get better now that Gordon is on board.
Reid also had a promising update to share on Gordon’s conditioning. Although it’s been nearly two years since he last played in the NFL, the former All-Pro wide receiver looks sharp at practice.
“He feels like he’s in pretty good shape and wants to get going,” Reid told reporters. “He’s got experience, and I learned over years that the veteran guys will tell you how they’re feeling and where they’re at because they know what’s ahead of them and they surely don’t want to embarrass themselves. He feels good about getting in there and getting it started.”
At this time, Reid has not revealed Gordon’s status for Week 5. He’ll most likely have an update on Gordon’s availability after Friday’s practice.