After several lengthy suspensions spanning multiple years, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been conditionally reinstated by the National Football League, clearing the way for the former All-Pro to play his first games since December 2014.
Beginning Monday, November 27, Gordon will be eligible at the team's discretion to return to active status or to remain on the Commissioner's Exempt list for an additional week before returning to active status.
He will be able to return to active status November 27, and will be eligible to play in games after that should the Browns allow it.
The Browns, who have started 0-8 this season and are 1-15 in two seasons under coach Hue Jackson, have control of his contract for two more seasons.
Wednesday's announcement came after Gordon met with league officials that morning at the NFL's NY headquarters.
In 2013, Josh Gordon burst onto the scene as one of the NFL's most dynamic playmakers at the wide receiver position. I'm looking forward to the Gordon-Browns partnership working once more.
"I need to live out my amends".
"Whether that happens, however, at the end of the day will depend on Josh. It ultimately is up to Josh". "If given the opportunity, I know I can prove my worth".
Josh Gordon led the National Football League in receiving in 2013. His future appeared unlimited but he was suspended for the first 10 games in 2014 and was not effective when he returned, recording 24 catches for 303 yards in five games.
Based on all those factors, Gordon is worth a speculative add if you have the roster flexibility and can afford to wait until December 3 to see how he fares in his first game action since 2014.