KC signing newly reinstated WR Gordon

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs are signing former All-Pro wide receiver Josh Gordon, who was recently reinstated by the NFL after violations of its policies on substance abuse and performance-enhancing substances.

Gordon's agents, Eric Dounn and Matt Leist, confirmed that Gordon was headed to Kansas City on Monday and planned to sign on to the practice squad. The expectation is he will join the active roster as soon as he's up to speed.

"Time to get to work," Gordon tweeted later Monday with a link to the Chiefs' account.

Nuggets' Porter agrees to $207M max deal

DENVER (AP) Sharpshooting forward Michael Porter Jr. has agreed to a five-year maximum extension with the Denver Nuggets that could be worth up to $207 million.

His agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on Monday. ESPN first reported the deal. (MORE)

Irving on Zoom amid NYC vaccine mandate

NEW YORK (AP) Unable to attend the Brooklyn Nets' media day, Kyrie Irving asked for privacy Monday when pressed about his vaccination status and availability for home games.

On a bizarre day in which comedian David Letterman was present but Irving wasn't, the seven-time All-Star spoke via Zoom through a monitor set up in the interview room at Barclays Center. New York has a mandate requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for athletes who play in or practice in the city. (MORE)

Panthers won't place RB McCaffrey on IR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers have decided not to place running back Christian McCaffrey on injured reserve while he recovers from a strained hamstring.

Had McCaffrey been placed on IR he would have missed at least three games under NFL rules. (MORE)

Zion 'hopeful' for opener after surgery

Kawhi Leonard and Klay Thompson know it will be a while before they can get back onto the court.

Zion Williamson wants to do it on opening night. (MORE)

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