Josh Gordon has been removed from the non-football injury list, which will allow him to play for the New England Patriots in their Week 1 opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Gordon, who was conditionally reinstated by the NFL on Aug. 16, practiced in full pads for the first time Sunday.

The day after Gordon was reinstated, Bill Belichick said they would "evaluate the entire situation and do what we feel is best for Josh and the team."