Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon applied to the league for reinstatement from the suspension that kept him out for the entire 2015 season two months ago, but there has not been a ruling from the league on Gordon’s application at this point.
NFL policy on reinstatement calls for player to apply within 60 days of the one-year mark of their suspension with the league’s ruling intended to come within 60 days of the application. As the league noted to ESPN.com, however, there’s no requirement that the decision be made within that timeframe.
“There is no requirement that a reinstatement decision be made in 60 days,” an NFL spokesman said. “We endeavor to develop the necessary information to make a decision in that time frame, but the actual decisions are made when appropriate.”
Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown said Monday, via Cleveland.com, that the team is proceeding as if Gordon won’t be on the roster and that “we would need to see where his head is at before you bring him back into the locker room.”