Josh Gordon has been granted another chance at returning to the NFL.

The league granted Gordon a conditional reinstatement on Friday, paving the way for his return to the New England Patriots.<?p>

"We are all rooting for Josh to succeed, both personally and professionally," commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement obtained by ESPN. "Everyone shares in that hope and will continue to support him to every extent possible. But as Josh acknowledged, ultimately his success is up to him."

Gordon, 28, will officially be able to rejoin the Patriot on Sunday but he will not be able to play in Week 3 of the preseason due to a lack of conditioning and practice time.

It was back in December that he was put back on the suspended list after he violated the terms of his previous conditional reinstatement. By being suspended, he missed the final two games of the regular season as well as the Patriot’s run to the Super Bowl.

Should he stay healthy and focused, Gordon could give the Patriots another threat on what looks to be a very substandard receiving corp. However, from 2014 to 2017 he has had problems staying on the field due to off-field issues which have allowed him to play in just 10 games.

Last year Gordon was able to play in 11 games where he brought in 40 of his 68 targets for 720 yards and three touchdowns with the Patriots. He did start last season with the Cleveland Browns but only played one game before he was traded.

Gordon has been the NFL’s bad boy off the field and has been given multiple chances. While I hope he can stay clean, I would hope that this is his final chance to keep his NFL career. There has to be repercussions for his actions and by giving him any more chances it is unlikely he will ever learn or get better.