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Seahawks Josh Gordon suspended indefinitely; Terrell Suggs claimed by Chiefs

The 49ers won’t have to face Gordon Week 17

Seattle Seahawks v San Francisco 49ers Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

The NFL never has a shortage of news, and Monday afternoon was no different. Let’s start with the news item that impact the San Francisco 49ers the most. The Seattle Seahawks have suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon indefinitely:

Gordon hasn’t exactly lit it up during his time with the Seahawks. In five games, Gordon has seven catches for 139 yards. His only two catches against San Francisco went for first downs. Six of his seven catches have gone for first downs, including a 58-yarder against the Panthers on Sunday. Gordon looks to be a shell of what he once was, but his knack for the big play is no longer a threat, which is enormous for Week 17. Speaking of Seattle, Bobby Wagner and Quandre Diggs—two of their best defenders—sprained their ankles Sunday, and their status remains up in the air. Both of those losses would be ginormous if the two can’t play Week 17.

T-sizzle has a new home

All weekend fans were confident Terrell Suggs would not make it very far in the waiver wire. The Arizona Cardinals released Suggs, who was looking for a playoff home instead of going on injured reserve. Suggs was claimed by the 10-win Kansas City Chiefs Monday afternoon. Reports were saying that Suggs would only report to the Ravens, and no other team should bother putting in a claim for him. I’ll believe that when I see it. Let’s say Suggs doesn’t report; the Chiefs still own his rights, which means Suggs can’t sign anywhere else.

I like the idea of keeping Suggs away from Seattle or another NFC playoff team. I do wonder if San Francisco put in a claim for Suggs. Perhaps we’ll find out more about that later this week. UPDATE 3:15 p.m.: The 49ers attempted to claim Suggs

Jenkins geauxs to New Orleans

One of the other free agent signings that needed to be sorted out was former New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins, who was released last week after using a slur on Twitter and refusing to apologize for it. On Monday afternoon, Jenkins was claimed by the New Orleans Saints. He gets a bad wrap, but Jenkins has always been good in my book. On the season, he has a better success rate(54%) than Richard Sherman(51%) does. I think Jenkins will have a bigger impact than Suggs will in the playoffs. You can never have too many players that can cover. San Francisco may see Jenkins a month from now.