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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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Browns consultant Jim Brown has been in communication with suspended WR Josh Gordon and believes Gordon is "ready to take responsibility for himself."
"I've talked with Josh twice on the phone, and the last time I talked with him he sounded very motivated and I think he was in rehab and feeling good about it and discovering some things about himself," said Brown. "He really seemed ready to take responsibility for himself." Brown did admit he doesn't know much about Gordon's rehab plan. Gordon is eligible to apply for reinstatement on August 1. Jun 2 - 2:48 PM

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ESPN Browns reporter Pat McManamon believes the club's draft moves seem to "indicate the team is moving on" from suspended WR Josh Gordon.

The Sashi Brown-Paul DePodesta-Hue Jackson regime has preached character since taking over, and owner Dee Haslam said in a radio interview this week that the Browns made it a point to focus on high-character players in the draft. Cleveland selected four wide receivers, including first-rounder Corey Coleman. Gordon recently had his reinstatement delayed because of questionable drug-test results. McManamon thinks it's "tough to see" the Browns bringing Gordon back, which would mean they'd either waive or try to trade him.
May 11 - 9:24 AM

The owner of a trashed multi-million-dollar Hollywood home rented by free agent Johnny Manziel last week claims a person identifying himself as suspended Browns WR Josh Gordon was in the house with Manziel.

The L.A. house was notoriously damaged and strewn with alcohol and drugs, to the extent Manziel has been billed $32,000. Landlord Nicholas Goodwin says he never saw Manziel or Gordon drinking or doing drugs, but did see "what appeared to be cocaine on a table and other substances that appeared to be mushrooms and marijuana when the two were in the home." Gordon is also believed to have picked up Manziel following a late-night/early-morning hit-and-run incident in L.A. last Saturday night. Agent Drew Rosenhaus recently stated he is confident Gordon will be reinstated from suspension and play the 2016 season.
Apr 15 - 9:52 PM

In a radio interview, Browns EVP of football operations Sashi Brown said the team is "not counting" on Josh Gordon coming back.

"Organizationally, we’re focused on the 65 or so players on our roster right now," Brown said. "Once Josh was suspended, we organizationally set our mind frame to not counting on him coming back, and I think that’s the only healthy way to operate and the way we continue to look at it." Agent Drew Rosenhaus said Wednesday he expects Gordon to play at some point in 2016, but the Browns are wise to view any future contributions as a bonus. After having his initial application denied, Gordon can apply for reinstatement again on August 1.
Apr 14 - 12:31 PM

Agent Drew Rosenhaus stated on Sirius NFL Radio Wednesday that he "believes" suspended Browns WR Josh Gordon will play football in 2016.

Rosenhaus always does a good job of staying in the news. Contacted by Sirius to discuss his firing of Johnny Manziel, Rosenhaus also addressed Gordon's situation. Rosenhaus referred to Gordon's recent positive test for marijuana and dilute as a "hiccup" and "temporary setback," adding he believes Gordon "will be back in 2016." It's a sliver of hopeful news amid a storm of increasing pessimism.
Apr 13 - 9:29 PM

Profootballtalk's Mike Florio reports suspended Browns WR Josh Gordon can next apply for reinstatement on Aug. 1.

The indefinitely banned Gordon's most recent bid for reinstatement was denied on Tuesday, but the league has taken a surprisingly lenient approach. Now is the time for Gordon to show a "commitment to sobriety," something a league source recently told the Cleveland Plain Dealer he had yet to demonstrate. Considering Gordon's history, we wouldn't count on it. If the Browns or Dynasty league owners get even a single catch from Gordon in 2016, it will be a bonus.
Apr 12 - 5:17 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the league has denied suspended Browns WR Josh Gordon's bid for reinstatement.

Per reporter Mary Kay Cabot, Gordon can again apply for reinstatement "later in the year." ESPN's Adam Schefter reported earlier Tuesday that the league had "delayed" Gordon's potential reinstatement for 60-90 days, but that's apparently not the case. Gordon's denied request is in no way surprising after word surfaced that he failed yet another drug test last month. It's probably optimistic to say Gordon has a 50-50 chance at seeing 2016 snaps.
Apr 12 - 4:57 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the trade offer the Browns rejected from the 49ers in 2013 for suspended WR Josh Gordon was Kendall Hunter and a second-round pick.

It's ancient history now, but notable nonetheless. The second-rounder has long been part of the Gordon mythology, but the Hunter report is new. In the end, it was probably worth rejecting for the Browns even considering Gordon's subsequent troubles. Hunter is bouncing around the backend of rosters, while Gordon had one of the better receiving seasons in league history in 2013.
Apr 12 - 2:59 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the NFL has "delayed" Josh Gordon's potential reinstatement until "he has 60-90 days of no red-flag tests."

Putting a possible reinstatement on hold instead of scrapping it altogether is the best possible outcome for Gordon, who reportedly tested positive for marijuana and dilute last month. Delaying the reinstatement at least gives Gordon the possibility of returning this year if he can stay clean and rehab his image. Moving out of the L.A. apartment he is sharing with Johnny Manziel would be a good start.
Apr 12 - 9:23 AM

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Browns were getting a sense suspended WR Josh Gordon was not going to be reinstated "anytime soon" and were "fearing the worst."

La Canfora adds that the NFL had growing concerns about who Gordon was associating with. In other words, everyone saw this coming. Gordon failed another drug test last month, which should end any chance he had of playing in 2016. Immensely talented, Gordon has wasted his prime years by repeating the same mistakes over and over. The Browns don't need to cut him while he's suspended but the soon-to-be 25-year-old is surely running out of chances.
Apr 11 - 7:55 PM

FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports suspended WR Josh Gordon's reinstatement process has been held up by another failed drug test.

Garafolo makes it clear that Gordon isn't necessarily suspended for another year, but it's not looking good. Collected by the NFL in early March, Gordon's test reportedly came up positive for "marijuana and dilute." "Though the level of marijuana was below the 35 nanograms per milliliter required for a positive test, the diluted sample is considered a positive test," per Garafolo. Gordon is currently living with Johnny Manziel in L.A. Garafolo also reported that several people "close to Manziel" are concerned that Johnny Football "continues to party in Los Angeles, even as his NFL career is at a low point."
Source: FOX Sports
Apr 11 - 6:06 PM

ESPN reports suspended Browns WR Josh Gordon is living in Los Angeles with free agent Johnny Manziel.

If true, it's a serious lapse in judgment for a player awaiting reinstatement after a year-long suspension. Gordon has avoided legal trouble during his ban, but a league source recently speculated to the Cleveland Plain Dealer that Gordon might not be showing the league "enough of a commitment to sobriety." If he's living with Manziel, it's easy to understand how one might get that impression. Gordon's Dynasty league owners are far from out of the woods.
Apr 11 - 3:00 PM

A league source tells the Cleveland Plain Dealer it’s possible suspended WR Josh Gordon "hasn't shown the NFL enough of a commitment to sobriety."

Roger Goodell said at last month’s Owners Meetings he would have an update on Gordon in two weeks, but there's no timeline for his potential reinstatement. Gordon has stayed out of trouble during his suspension, though it’s still anyone's guess if he’s passed the league’s guidelines. The Browns are viewing it as a bonus if Gordon returns for 2016.
Apr 8 - 7:30 PM

Commissioner Roger Goodell said he's set aside some time to get an update on Josh Gordon's reinstatement effort in the "next week or so."

Goodell provided no update at the Owners Meetings on Wednesday, simply saying he'll talk with the NFL's staff working on Gordon's situation. This comes a couple days after an NFL spokesman shed no light on the issue, either. Gordon has seemed to stay out of trouble during his one-year suspension, but we really have no idea if he's adhered to the NFL's guidelines during his ban. We continue to wait with optimism that Gordon will be reinstated soon.
Mar 23 - 11:23 AM

An NFL spokesman shed no light Monday when asked when suspended WR Josh Gordon's reinstatement will be addressed.

"There is no requirement that a reinstatement decision be made in 60 days," the spokesman said regarding a belief Gordon's situation would be addressed within 60 days of his application for reinstatement. "We endeavor to develop the necessary information to make a decision in that time frame, but the actual decisions are made when appropriate." Browns VP of football operations Sashi Brown previously indicated the team is proceeding as if Gordon will not be on the Browns' roster. The team will see it as a "bonus" if Gordon is eligible to play in 2016.
Mar 21 - 4:54 PM

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