The Cleveland Browns have had issues with players getting in trouble off the field, but it looks like they will be getting back one of their biggest superstars. It was reported on Monday that wide receiver Josh Gordon would be eligible to return to the field this year.
NFL Media senior analyst Ian Rapoport reported that Gordon, who hasn’t played since the 2014 season, would be reinstated to the league on a conditional basis. He will be suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season.
#Browns WR Josh Gordon is being reinstated, source said. He’s suspended for the first 4 games.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 25, 2016
” “As we discussed at our [July 19] meeting, as Commissioner, I want nothing more than to see you turn your circumstances around and succeed. Countless others including your agent, teammates and coaches, Mr. Haslam and the leadership of the organization, the Program professionals and Jim Brown also have pledged to provide you with every resource at their disposal,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in a letter to Gordon, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
“But as you acknowledged, ultimately, your future is your responsibility. I have every belief that you can make the right choices, but it will be up to you to do so.”
This great news for the Browns as they will have one of their best offensive players back on the field this year. Josh Gordon won the receiving title in 2013 after recording 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns.
Gordon will now give an extra weapon to the quarterback, who will likely be Robert Griffin III, as he joins 2016 first-round pick Corey Coleman.