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Josh Gordon | Wide Receiver | #12

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 225
College: Baylor
Drafted: 2012 / Supplemental (Rd. 2) / CLE
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ESPN Cleveland reports suspended WR Josh Gordon is confident he’ll be reinstated.
Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged Gordon has applied for reinstatement, but declined to update his status. The league has 60 days to make a decision, so there should be clarity on Gordon prior to the draft. Despite multiple off-field letdowns, Browns VP of football operations Sashi Brown is open to keeping Gordon if reinstated. Feb 5 - 7:11 PM

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Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown said Josh Gordon (suspended) "could be back" with the team if he is reinstated.

The "could be back" is interesting. With little offensive talent on the roster, Cleveland should be welcoming Gordon back with open arms once he is reinstated. Gordon posted an 87/1646/9 line in his last full season in the league. Travis Benjamin had a good season, but the gap between him and Gordon is massive and Benjamin is slated for unrestricted free agency.
Jan 21 - 1:07 PM

Suspended WR Josh Gordon has applied for reinstatement.

Gordon was suspended for at least one year last February 3. Unlike many players banned for an entire year before him, Gordon stayed out of trouble during his time off. We've noticed the soon-to-be 25-year-old on Twitter during that time, and he's sounded committed to getting back to stardom. One year away from the sport is a concern, but Gordon led the NFL in yards (1,646) his last full season and will now work with coach Hue Jackson, a maximizer of talent. The sky is the limit for Gordon talent wise.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 20 - 9:39 AM

According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, "sources close to the situation" believe new Browns coach Hue Jackson "is just the man to get the most out of" suspended WR Josh Gordon.

A former wide receivers coach, Jackson got the best out of Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh before coaxing career years out of Darrius Heyward-Bey and Denarius Moore in Oakland. In his return to Cincinnati, Jackson coached A.J. Green to an 80.6 yards-per-game average and 16 touchdowns in two seasons. We don't doubt Jackson will do his part. It's up to Gordon to do his.
Jan 13 - 10:05 PM

Suspended Browns WR Josh Gordon is eligible to apply for reinstatement to the NFL on February 3, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot reports Gordon is doing "outstanding."

The news of Gordon "doing outstanding" probably comes from his agent, but it's nice to hear nonetheless. Gordon will turn 25 years old next April and still has a chance at a productive NFL future if he can keep his head on straight and start passing drug tests. As Gordon's $1.07 million base salary was "tolled" during his ban, he remains under the Browns' contractual control for 2016.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 08:13:00 PM

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 2016. 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.
Fri, Jul 24, 2015 12:27:00 PM

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.
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 04:39:00 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.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 08:39:00 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.
Mon, Jun 8, 2015 11:26:00 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.
Tue, Feb 17, 2015 10:05:00 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.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Feb 16, 2015 04:57:00 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.
Thu, Feb 12, 2015 11:44:00 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.
Mon, Feb 9, 2015 04:24:00 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.
Tue, Feb 3, 2015 06:40:00 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.
Tue, Feb 3, 2015 06:16:00 PM

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