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Josh Gordon Conditionally Reinstated By NFL; Eligible To Return In December


Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been reinstated by the NFL on a conditional basis.

Gordon, who wasn’t played in a regular season NFL game since 2014, is eligible to rejoin the team for workouts and meetings. Beginning Monday, Nov. 20, Gordon will be able to practice with the team.

After remaining on the Commissioner’s Exempt list through his first week of practice back with the Browns, the team can either make him active beginning on Nov. 27 or he will remain on the Exempt List for an additional week.

If he is active, Gordon could suit up for the Browns as soon as Week 13 on Sunday, Dec. 3 against the Los Angeles Chargers.

“We’ve been informed of the league’s decision to reinstate Josh. The personal well-being of all our players is of the utmost importance to us. We respect and commend Josh for taking the steps necessary to have the opportunity to return to the league,”  Browns EVP of Football Operations Sashi Brown said in a statement to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

“Josh will be in our building in the coming days and we look forward to having him back and sitting with him to discuss his future on our team.”

In a recent mini-documentary, Gordon detailed his substance abuse which included alcohol, cocaine, codeine, Xanax, marijuana and other substances. He has had a long road back to the NFL, but appears eager to get back on the field.

At just 26 years old, Gordon still has plenty left in the tank.


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