Browns WR Josh Gordon to be reinstated on conditional basis

  • Browns WR Josh Gordon to be reinstated on conditional basis

Browns WR Josh Gordon to be reinstated on conditional basis

He will be put on the commissioner's exempt list and is permitted to practice with the team beginning on Monday, Nov. 20.

Josh Gordon has been granted a conditional reinstatement to the NFL. We respect and commend Josh for taking the steps necessary to have the opportunity to return to the league.

Gordon, who led the National Football League in receiving with 1,646 yards in 2013, last played in a regular season game on December 22, 2014. He will also be placed on the commissioner's exempt list and be permitted to practice with the team beginning November 20. The NFL then imposed a season-long ban on the receiver, which was extended through 2016 as he checked into a rehab facility. "It ultimately is up to Josh".

Gordon's return will happen in stages. "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". Getting back to practice is great, but until Gordon actually plays a game, there's a lot of stuff that can prevent him from doing so. He has been training with former Olympic sprinter Tim Montgomery in Florida. LA James speculated that Gordon's reinstatement could be right around the corner and boy did he nail it. He will be eligible to join Cleveland's active roster by the end of the month.

In a recent mini-documentary, Gordon detailed his substance abuse which included alcohol, cocaine, codeine, Xanax, marijuana and other substances. He led the league with 1,646 yards on 87 catches in 2013, despite playing just 14 games. He was suspended for most of the 2014 season following an arrest for driving while impaired in July of that year. He will have missed 44 consecutive games.

On the Uninterrupted piece, Gordon detailed fearing for his life while walking the streets in Gainesville, Florida, in search of drugs.

He must now reward Goodell's faith.