Gordon is facing a one-year ban after testing positive for marijuana in May.
Because the appeal hearing officer assigned to Gordon's case can hand down either just a full year's suspension or none at all, it was possible that the receiver and the NFL could agree on a shorter suspension before that verdict came down. According to PFT, there's a "slight chance" that Gordon and the league could work out a deal, but no negotiations have occurred yet.
Gordon planned to focus his appeal on the NFL's drug testing process itself, under which he barely tested positive.
Last season, Gordon led the NFL with 1,649 receiving yards, despite being suspended two games for a previous failed drug test.
- Alex Hampl