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Chiefs elevate WR Josh Gordon to active roster, could play Sunday

Josh Gordon, Kansas City Chiefs
Posted at 1:31 PM, Oct 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-05 17:58:46-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Wide receiver Josh Gordon, who the Chiefs signed to the practice squad last week after he was reinstated by the NFL, has been added to the 53-man active roster.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news early Tuesday afternoon and the Chiefs confirmed it later in the afternoon.

To make room for Gordon, Kansas City placed rookie defensive end Joshua Kaindoh on injured reserve.

The move opens the door for Gordon to play Sunday when the Chiefs' host the Buffalo Bills at 7 p.m. Sunday on GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in a rematch of last season's AFC Championship Game. The game will be televised on KSHB 41 News.

Coach Andy Reid said Monday that Gordon's availabilitty Sunday would depend on how quickly he acclimates the Chiefs.

“It’s a comfort thing with the offense," Reid said. “I don’t want to put him in a bad situation.”