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Josh Gordon | Wide Receiver | #12

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 225
College: Baylor
Drafted: 2012 / Supplemental (Rd. 2) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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A TSA spokesperson from Cleveland International Airport denies a report Josh Gordon was caught with a pound of marijuana when trying to go through airport security on Thursday.
A report of Gordon's detainment originally appeared on, but has been refuted. The story has since been deleted by Regardless, Gordon checked himself into a rehab facility on Thursday and the Browns have washed their hands of him. We don't expect Gordon to play football in 2016. Sep 30 - 1:20 PM

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When asked about suspended WR Josh Gordon on Friday, coach Hue Jackson said, "We're moving on. We need to close that chapter right now."

"Today really is the last Josh Gordon comment I want to make," Jackson said. "What's best for our football team is that we move on." Gordon was scheduled to come off suspension on Monday, but he checked into rehab Thursday, leaving his status with the league in question. The Brows are fed up and reportedly are done giving Gordon chances. He's unlikely to play in 2016.
Sep 30 - 12:14 PM

Both the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Akron Beacon-Journal believe Josh Gordon has played his last snap for the Browns.

Per the Beacon-Journal's Nate Ulrich, Gordon is "not expected to receive another shot with this regime." Gordon has been given 10th and 11th chances by the Browns, and burned them every time. It's good to see Gordon trying to get his life in order by checking into rehab, but he's lucky to have lasted as long as he did in Cleveland. Gordon is still somehow only 25 years old, but he's dangerously close to forcing his way out of the league.
Sep 29 - 6:02 PM

Suspended WR Josh Gordon has decided to enter an in-person rehab facility, and will not return to the Browns when first eligible in week 5.

"After careful thought and deep consideration I’ve decided that I need to step away from pursuing my return to the Browns and my football career to enter an in-patient rehabilitation facility," Gordon said in a statement. "This is the right decision for me and one that I hope will enable me to gain full control of my life and continue on a path to reach my full potential as a person." It's unknown when Gordon will return to the team, but fantasy owners should proceed as if he won't play in 2016. There have been no indications Gordon is facing further suspension. An All-Pro in 2013, Gordon has made only five appearances since. His extended absence locks in Terrelle Pryor as the Browns' No. 1 receiver.
Sep 29 - 5:33 PM

Suspended WR Josh Gordon's warrant for a paternity test has been rescinded after he complied with a year-old court order to have his DNA examined.

Per Gordon's attorneys, their client was "unaware" the request was ever made before Wednesday, at which national reports of Gordon's non-compliance surfaced. A hearing has been scheduled for November 8. An NFL spokesman said Wednesday that the situation would have no effect on Gordon's bid for reinstatement to pro football, which remains on track for Week 5.
Sep 21 - 11:54 PM

An NFL spokesman told the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot that suspended WR Josh Gordon remains on track to return Week 5 despite an arrest warrant being issued for him in Cleveland on Wednesday.

The warrant has nothing to do with Gordon's suspension and is expected to be settled either in or out of court. It's still troubling that Gordon is even continuing to have off-field matters creep up in his life. Gordon can't be trusted in Dynasty leagues, and whatever we get from him is viewed as a bonus.
Sep 21 - 2:11 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports suspended WR Josh Gordon has a warrant out for his arrest after he failed to respond to subpoenas in a paternity case.

A female by the name of Christina Lockhart says Gordon is the father of her one-year-old daughter, and she is seeking child support. Authorities have allegedly been trying to get in contact with Gordon for months regarding the matter, but Gordon has failed to respond. He was ordered to provide a DNA sample in September 2015 but never did. Any off-field incident is bad news for Gordon.
Sep 21 - 12:35 PM

Josh Gordon caught 2-of-2 targets for 87 yards and one touchdown in the Browns' third preseason game against the Bucs.

It was Gordon's first game action of any kind since Week 16 of the 2014 season. On his first target, Gordon ran right by Brent Grimes on a double-move for a 44-yard pickup. He then closed out the first half with a 43-yard touchdown over the top of Grimes on a ball he fought to come back to over the smaller corner. Gordon worked as the No. 3 receiver behind Corey Coleman and Terrelle Pryor, but he vastly outperformed the two youngsters. Gordon will probably get some more run in the preseason finale before serving his four-game suspension to open the season. If Friday night is any indication, Gordon looked like his old self.
Aug 26 - 10:22 PM

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports the Browns were asking for a "second-round pick and then some" in exchange for suspended WR Josh Gordon.

No team is going to give that up for Gordon, who is suspended for the first four games and is another strike away from an indefinite ban. The Browns have denied they're looking to deal Gordon. They'd be lucky to get more than a conditional fourth- or fifth-round pick. After missing the early part of camp due to a pulled quad, Gordon will make his preseason debut Friday night.
Aug 26 - 11:05 AM

Browns EVP Sashi Brown the team is "not looking to trade" Josh Gordon.

ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi reported Wednesday there is a "cynical point of view out there" that the Browns leaked a report about trade offers for Gordon in order to drum up more interest. Brown said he was not going to "entertain" that "speculation." It is important to note, however, Brown did say every player has a price, and saying the team is "not looking to trade" is considerably different than saying Gordon will not be traded. Gordon will most likely stay in Cleveland, but it is not a given.
Aug 25 - 12:35 PM

Browns coach Hue Jackson suggested suspended WR Josh Gordon will play Friday against the Bucs.

"I think we have a good chance for that to happen," Jackson said. With first-rounder Corey Coleman also back, the Browns will get a chance to see what their offense can look like after Gordon returns from his four-game suspension. With Coleman, Gordon, and Terrelle Pryor at receiver, it looks explosive on paper.
Source: ESPN
Aug 25 - 8:56 AM

Updating a previous item, Josh Gordon is scheduled to be a restricted free agent in 2017.

Due to his suspensions, Gordon's contract tolled -- "rolled over" -- and he's under the Browns' control for the next two seasons. It's notable because of Tuesday's trade rumor that popped up, as any acquiring team would consider it beneficial to have Gordon under control for not just 12 games.
Aug 24 - 1:29 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Browns are not looking to trade Josh Gordon.

The Browns' desire to keep Gordon has not stopped other teams from calling, however. Schefter reports "multiple teams" have reached out Cleveland to inquire about Gordon's availability. The Browns are not going to move the talented receiver right now, but it will be interesting to see what happens if Gordon somehow disappoints throughout the rest of camp.
Aug 23 - 9:40 AM

Josh Gordon (suspended) is seeing work with the first-team offense during practice.

"It's important for him to be with the ones because I think he's going to be one of our better players," coach Hue Jackson said. "We have to put him out there and see what he is capable of doing." Seeing first-team work only days after returning to practice is a great sign for Gordon's role once he comes back from suspension. With Corey Coleman, Gordon, and Terrelle Pryor, the Browns have the makings of an explosive receiver group.
Aug 22 - 9:30 AM

Suspended WR Josh Gordon is expected to practice Monday after being removed from the NFI list.

Gordon suffered a quad injury after reporting out of shape, but he is back healthy and reportedly shedding weight. It is unlikely he plays this week, but he should be ready for the third preseason game. Gordon is suspended in Weeks 1-4.
Aug 15 - 11:44 AM

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