The Cleveland Browns probably wouldn’t be a playoff contender, but they would certainly be much better if they had wide receiver Josh Gordon back on the field. He hasn’t played since December of 2014 after being suspended for the entire 2015 season for a second violation of the substance abuse policy.
Now, it looks like an update on Gordon could be coming very soon. Nate Ulrich, Browns’ beat writer for the Akron Beacon Journal, reported that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to give an update on the team’s effort to reinstate the wide receiver next week.
Roger Goodell said he's scheduled sometime in next week or so to get update on #Browns' Josh Gordon reinstatement effort. No decision yet.
— Nate Ulrich (@ByNateUlrich) March 23, 2016
Josh Gordon came into the league via the NFL Supplemental Draft in 2012 and led the NFL in receiving yards with 1,646 and yards per game at 117.6 in 2013. He was suspended for his multiple arrests in 2014 and played in only five games and missed the entire 2015 season due to his violation of the league’s substance abuse policy.
The Browns are already planning on Gordon missing the 2016 season, but if he is back, that will certainly help their team’s cause in getting their new quarterback acclimated to the harsh environment of the AFC North.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports