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Josh Gordon | Wide Receiver | #12

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 225
College: Baylor
Drafted: 2012 / Supplemental (Rd. 2) / CLE
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In a 13-minute documentary on Uninterrupted, Josh Gordon discussed his history of drug use, his suspensions, his relationship with Roger Goodell, and his future.
The documentary (linked below) is worth a watch. Gordon admitted to using several drugs including Xanax, cocaine, and codeine in addition to marijuana and admitted his first trip to rehab in 2014 was just a "publicity stunt." He says his latest trip -- this documentary was filmed in the midst of it -- is different, however, and the entire experience "has been humbling." Now out of rehab, Gordon is expected to apply for reinstatement soon. Oct 10 - 9:48 AM

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It remains unclear if the Browns would welcome suspended WR Josh Gordon back to the 53-man roster if he's reinstated.

Per the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the team has been "noncommittal" on the matter. Gordon can apply for reinstatement at any time. He checked out of rehab a week ago. It's unknown how the NFL might decide when/if Gordon applies for reinstatement. Gordon turned 26 in April. The Browns are ludicrously thin at receiver.
Oct 3 - 7:10 PM

Pro Football Talk reports Josh Gordon (suspended) has not applied for reinstatement.

Gordon is reportedly out of rehab, and there were rumors floating around last month he would get reinstated. He has yet to apply, however, and it is far from a guarantee he will gain clearance from the NFL even if he does. We continue to guess he will not play this season.
Oct 3 - 12:10 PM

According to Bleacher Report's Jason Cole, suspended Browns WR Josh Gordon went to rehab two months ago.

Gordon's last reinstatement bid was denied but he's hoping his stint in rehab will win over Roger Goodell. Per Cole, Gordon is hoping to be reinstated by late September. Fantasy owners obviously can't count on that, but it does make Gordon an interesting stash at the end of drafts. The once-dominant 26-year-old hasn't played an NFL down since 2014.
Aug 25 - 4:45 PM

Speaking Thursday, commissioner Roger Goodell said reinstating suspended Browns WR Josh Gordon is "not under active consideration."

"At least hasn't made it to my desk," Goodell clarified. Gordon's most recent petition for reinstatement was denied in May. He can apply again in September. 2017 would be Gordon's age-26 season. He hasn't appeared in a regular season game since Dec. 2014.
Aug 17 - 1:22 PM

Citing Browns sources, NFL.com's Mike Garofolo reports the team would welcome suspended WR Josh Gordon back if he "somehow gets his life together."

Gordon's latest bid for reinstatement was denied, but he can reapply in the fall. Speaking last year after Gordon checked into a rehab facility, coach Hue Jackson said "we're moving on." That's apparently not the case if 26-year-old Gordon can get back in the league's good graces. It's little more than a philosophical exercise right now, as Gordon is verging on Justin Blackmon territory.
May 11 - 7:38 PM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports suspended WR Josh Gordon's agent "terminated their relationship" roughly two weeks ago.

It could be a sign that Gordon isn't putting forth his best efforts to get back into the NFL despite applying for reinstatement in March. On Thursday, it was revealed the league has denied his petition to return to the league. This could be the end of the line for the 26-year-old. It may finally be safe to cut Gordon in Dynasty leagues. He's never going to be what he was.
May 11 - 12:41 PM

The NFL has denied suspended WR Josh Gordon's petition for reinstatement.

Gordon applied for reinstatement in early March, but his efforts have been denied, and he can try again this fall, according to USA Today's Tom Pelissero. Gordon just turned 26, but it's becoming harder by the day to imagine him ever being the player he was before the suspensions started rolling in. Gordon hasn't appeared in a regular season game since 2014.
May 11 - 11:40 AM

Browns EVP Sashi Brown wouldn't rule out suspended WR Josh Gordon being welcomed back to the team.

"We’re not in position at wide receiver to turn down a guy like Josh if we feel he’s settled himself," Brown said. It goes against what coach Hue Jackson has preached since Gordon was hit with another suspension last year. At the time, Jackson said, "We need to close that chapter right now." Gordon doesn't turn 26 for another two weeks and was a mega-talent the last time he was on the field full time, producing an 87-1,646-9 line in 2013. The Browns need playmakers, and Gordon fits the bill. By most accounts, Gordon has his life on track.
Mar 29 - 12:08 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports "it’s doubtful" the Browns give suspended WR Josh Gordon another chance.

It falls in line with coach Hue Jackson's stance on Gordon. The Browns are expected to shop Gordon if he gets reinstated, but could ultimately release him. Gordon’s status should be known before OTAs.
Mar 25 - 8:54 PM

According to ESPN's Dan Graziano, Josh Gordon is expected to hear back from the league about his reinstatement application by late April or early May.

Gordon applied for reinstatement on March 1 and should learn his fate around the same time as the NFL Draft. Substance abuse issues have kept Gordon off the field since 2014. Browns coach Hue Jackson has washed his hands of Gordon, making it unlikely he'll be back with Cleveland even if he's reinstated. Gordon turns 26 in April.
Mar 24 - 1:24 PM

Suspended WR Josh Gordon will apply for reinstatement on Wednesday.

Gordon hasn't played since 2014, and it's becoming harder to believe he'll ever seriously commit to football. Applying for reinstatement is the most action he's seen with the NFL over the past couple years. Gordon's business manager is living with him and says Gordon is "in the best place mentally that he has been in dating back years before entering the NFL." Gordon entered rehab last September and was released from the program in late October. If he's reinstated -- a massive "if" -- the Browns aren't expected to welcome Gordon back.
Mar 1 - 10:27 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports suspended WR Josh Gordon was released from a rehab facility last week.

Schefter reports the treatment was the most intensive Gordon has gone through, and a source said the receiver is doing "a lot better." Gordon remains suspended indefinitely by the league, and the Browns have already made it clear they are moving on. They could possibly trade him before Tuesday's deadline, but it is doubtful another team is willing to give up real assets to acquire a headache likely will not be reinstated this season. Perhaps this situation gains some clarity early this week, but it remains likely he misses the rest of the season.
Source: ESPN
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 08:40:00 AM

Suspended WR Josh Gordon remains banned indefinitely until further notice from the NFL.

Gordon checked himself into rehab a few days ago after a recent "slip-up" with alcohol. On indefinite suspension, Gordon isn't allowed to drink or do any other drugs. We're no longer going to hold our breath waiting for Gordon to play football again. His off-field life is a mess that needs fixing first.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 06:30:00 PM

Appearing on Sunday NFL Countdown, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Browns were trying to trade suspended WR Josh Gordon as recently as last week.

The Browns were reportedly asking for as high as a first-round pick. Those plans are obviously out the window now that Gordon has checked himself into rehab after a recent "slip-up." According to the Cleveland Plan Dealer, Gordon entered rehab because of an alcohol problem. Somehow still 25 years old, Gordon is expected to be let go by the Browns in the not-so-distant future.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 11:16:00 AM

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