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Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid had good things to say about wide receiver Josh Gordon in the minicamp.
The Kansas City Chiefs offense is going to look different next season, and that’s due to a huge absence in their passing attacks. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill was traded to the Miami Dolphins and immediately signed a four-year contract extension. Now it’s up to everyone on the depth chart to move up and help keep production up.
Head coach Andy Reid likes what he’s seen from a pass catcher in particular, and he’s a player who’s been on the list last year. The wide receiver is Josh Gordon.
“He runs better, he catches better, and he works hard,” Reid said, h / t ProFootballTalk. “He’s a good kid, and he’s smart, so it helps. That’s the way he’s approached it all, and he’s getting reps.”
Andy Reid praises Josh Gordon in minicamp
Gordon joined the Chiefs on a one-year deal in 2021 after being reinstated by the NFL. Earlier this year, he played for the Zappers from the Fan Controlled Football League.
In 12 games, Gordon caught five passes on 32 yards and a touchdown on 14 goals. In his career, Gordon recorded 252 receptions for 4,284 yards and 21 touchdowns through 75 games between the Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks.
Although the Chiefs lost Hill this offseason, they made some additions. They signed JuJu Smith-Schuster to a one-year contract and secured Marquez Valdes-Scantling on a three-year deal. In the draft, they used their second-round pick on Central Michigan wide receiver Skyy Moore. They then signed former Clemson star receiver Justyn Ross as an outdated free agent.
So far this offseason, Reid has liked what he looked like from Gordon.