Josh Gordon 'excited as hell' to rejoin Seattle Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon tweeted Wednesday that he's "excited as hell to be back amongst the family like this."

The NFL said when it conditionally reinstated Gordon from his indefinite suspension last week that he could rejoin the team Wednesday provided he got through COVID-19 testing without issue. Coach Pete Carroll confirmed later Wednesday that Gordon did so.

Gordon isn't eligible to play until Week 16 and isn't eligible to start practicing until the Monday of that week (Dec. 21). In the meantime, he's allowed to attend team and individual meetings and can take part in individual workouts/strength and conditioning.

"We'll be working him with our trainers and he'll be getting in shape and all that," Carroll said. "What I've talked to Josh about is it's really important that he really busts it right now so that when he does get out, there's not a lag time of him adapting. He's got to get it done now. There's just not that much time left. So he's going to work really hard with our guys to make sure he's running full speed, top speed as long as he can before he ever gets on the field with us so that he can maintain it once we get going. Because we expect to give him a chance to help us when he's available."

The NFL announced Gordon's indefinite suspension the Monday after the Seahawks' Week 15 game last season, effectively making it a one-year ban.