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Josh Gordon | Wide Receiver

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 225
College: Baylor
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Josh Gordon and Terrelle Pryor are working out with Randy Moss at Moss's football academy this week.
We haven't heard much about Gordon since his indefinite suspension was handed down after last season, so it's good to hear he's still working on his craft in preparation for a hopeful return in 2017. Pryor, on the other hand, needs all the seasoning he can get as he attempts to make the transition from quarterback to receiver. Working out with one of the greatest receivers of all time can't hurt. Jul 24 - 12:27 PM

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The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the Browns are "taking a wait-and-see approach" with suspended WR Josh Gordon.

The Browns have Gordon under team control if he gets reinstated next year, but are open to trading him after consecutive suspensions and a team-imposed ban. Gordon dealt with conditioning and playbook issues in five appearances last season, averaging 60 YPG. Cleveland’s front-office/coaching staff isn't counting on Gordon returning to his 2013 form.
Jul 4 - 4:39 PM

A Browns official has corresponded with suspended WR Josh Gordon this offseason.

The Browns haven't completely given up on Gordon yet. Although his rookie contract was set to expire after this season, his suspensions have tolled the contract meaning he's still under team control at least through 2016. Gordon is eligible to apply for reinstatement in February.
Jun 25 - 8:39 AM

The agent for suspended WR Josh Gordon insists his client is "determined" to be reinstated to the NFL when first eligible.

"He's hanging in there," said agent Drew Rosenhaus. "... I've got faith in him and he'll get through this tough time and he still has a very bright future in the NFL in my opinion." Rosenhaus says Gordon is living in Cleveland and staying in contact with many of his teammates. Gordon is suspended for all of 2015. Roger Goodell will determine when Gordon is eligible for reinstatement.
Jun 8 - 11:26 PM

The NFLPA has filed a non-injury grievance against the Browns for Josh Gordon's Week 17 suspension.

Gordon was suspended by the team for Week 17 after missing the Saturday walkthrough. The suspension had far-reaching consequences for him, as it meant he only played five games during the 2014 season -- and therefore didn't accrue a year toward free agency. This grievance will not have any effect on Gordon's 2015 status with the league -- he can't even apply to be reinstated until after the season.
Feb 17 - 10:05 AM

ESPN's Phil Sheridan reports the Browns once tried to trade Josh Gordon for Nick Foles.

The offer was made in 2013, a year after the Eagles drafted Foles in the third round. Gordon was a supplemental pick in 2012. Both players enjoyed tremendous seasons in 2013 but teetered out in 2014. Foles is still projected as the starter for Philadelphia in 2015 while Gordon faces a season-long suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Feb 16 - 4:57 PM

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam expressed his disappointment with Josh Gordon's latest suspension, but said there's "no huge hurry" to release him.

Haslam added that Gordon is "immensely gifted" and that he hopes he can get his life together. Gordon isn't occupying any cap space right now, so the Browns don't have to make a decision on his future any time soon. Gordon is still only 23, so there's plenty of time for him to turn things around. Of course, he needs to prove he's grown up before the Browns even think about giving him another chance. Gordon can't even apply to be reinstated to the league until after the 2015 season.
Feb 12 - 11:44 AM

League sources tell Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio that Josh Gordon will file a grievance against the Browns for his Week 17 suspension.

Gordon was suspended without pay for missing the team's walk-through the day before Cleveland's Week 17 loss to Baltimore. The suspension is significant because it affects Gordon's free agency. The way it stands now, Gordon won't be a free agent until 2017. But if the suspension is overturned, Gordon will have been active for six games during the 2014 season. That sixth game would make Gordon eligible to become a restricted free agent in 2016. It sounds like Gordon is ready to get out of Cleveland. With all Gordon has put the Browns through, they're probably ready to let him walk.
Feb 9 - 4:24 PM

Yahoo's Charles Robinson reports the Browns plan to pursue an "impact" wide receiver this offseason, and that Josh Gordon "no longer factors into any plans."

GM Ray Farmer said as much in his Tuesday statement confirming Gordon's year-long suspension, but we don't buy that Gordon has been completely put out of mind. If that were true, he would have already been cut. Instead, the Browns can keep Gordon stashed on the reserve/suspended list while his $1.068 million 2015 salary tolls for 2016.
Feb 3 - 6:40 PM

The Browns have confirmed Josh Gordon's latest suspension, which is for "at least" one year.

It's technically an indefinite suspension, but Gordon can apply for reinstatement after one calendar year. As long as he avoids any further trouble — obviously a huge "if" — he will be reinstated. "Throughout his career we have tried to assist him in getting support like we would with any member of our organization," GM Ray Farmer said. "Unfortunately our efforts have not resonated with him. It is evident that Josh needs to make some substantial strides to live up to the positive culture we are trying to build this football team upon." For now, it does not appear the Browns will cut their troubled No. 1 wideout.
Feb 3 - 6:16 PM

Suspended WR Josh Gordon insists he does not have addiction issues, and says he believed he was no longer being tested for alcohol following the regular season.

Writing in an open letter, Gordon took his critics to task, trying to paint a picture of a player who has been more unlucky than wayward. He continues to insist his failed 2014 marijuana test was the result of second-hand smoke. He also says the alcohol that led to his failed test earlier this month was consumed on a flight with other Browns players, and was the first time he had drank since his July 2014 DWI. Gordon said he's not yet sure if he will appeal his year-long ban. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding his troubles, Gordon is out of second chances with the NFL. He needs to avoid trouble of any kind from here on out.
Jan 29 - 2:01 PM

Due to his latest suspension, Josh Gordon's contract will be tolled through the 2016 season, and he will only be eligible for restricted free agency in 2017.

This assumes the Browns don't cut Gordon. If they hold onto his rights -- doing so wouldn't count against Cleveland's roster limit -- Gordon will be signed for 2016 and eligible for the Browns to "tender" in 2017. All of this also assumes Gordon commits no violations during his year away. His contract will continue to be "tolled" as long as he's suspended.
Jan 25 - 5:01 PM

Profootballtalk's Mike Florio confirms Josh Gordon's one-year suspension stems from a failed test for alcohol, a substance Gordon was prohibited from consuming following his July 2014 DUI.

Consuming alcohol seems minor to all of us, but it was explicitly banned for Gordon as part of his DUI treatment plan. As NFL Network's Ian Rapoport noted on Twitter, the NFL's substance abuse policy is "extremely strict and spelled out. He'll wait for 2016." Gordon will be 25 1/2 years old when the 2016 season kicks off. He led the NFL in receiving yards at age 22.
Jan 25 - 4:14 PM

A source tells that a successful appeal for Josh Gordon's latest suspension is "unlikely at this point."

Gordon allegedly tested positive for alcohol, something he was presumably prohibited from consuming in connection with his laundry list of drug-related misdeeds. Per PFT's Mike Florio, Gordon's one-year ban is likely a "done deal." The Browns need wide receiver help. And a quarterback.
Jan 25 - 4:02 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Josh Gordon has flunked yet another drug test and will be subject to a one-year suspension.

Details aren't yet known, but should trickle out within the next 48 hours. Gordon was suspended ten games to open the 2014 season for multiple failed drug tests. The Browns also suspended him for Week 17 following a violation of team rules. There were postseason rumors the Browns might try trading Gordon this offseason, but the latest ban effectively torpedoes his trade value. The Browns may outright release him shortly.
Jan 25 - 3:48 PM

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