Browns still expect Josh Gordon’s return, but when?

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The Browns still expect Josh Gordon to return, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, which follows what team officials have said privately during Hard Knocks. The question is: When?

“We’ll see when he gets here,” General Manager John Dorsey said last week.

The receiver remains in Gainesville, Florida, under the care of his NFL-sanctioned medical team, per Cabot. They will decide when he’s ready to return to Cleveland.

Gordon did not fail a test, so he does not face a suspension.

The talented but troubled receiver caught 18 passes for 335 yards and a touchdown in five games last season after returning from his most recent suspension.

22 responses to “Browns still expect Josh Gordon’s return, but when?

  1. Wishing Josh the best with his struggles. He’s the closest thing I’ve seen to Randy Moss. Calvin Johnson didn’t run the same way Randy and Josh did. Those two can make it look so effortless to outrun entire defenses.

  2. What a bummer because he can sure run. If he does come back, with Todd Hailey calling the plays, the Browns (don’t laugh) might be decent this year.

  3. This is his last shot. He knows that. He has not failed a drug test. He is an addict, I commend him for recognizing the situations he would normally get high, and get himself to a safe place. I wish him all the luck in the world.

  4. as soon he can pass a drug test he will return….he’s probably waiting until he can give a clean sample…I’m not joking. If he fails another test he’s out forever.

  5. I might be wrong here but wouldn’t an NFL facility be the best place to avoid drugs? Puts his mind on football and has the support of teammates and coaches.

  6. If he is afraid to be on Hard Knocks, shows he is weak minded, soft and can’t handle media pressure. Just stay with the Browns since they are never in national tv and a horrib;r organization

  7. Everyone saying this might be related to a bitter battle over unpaid child support. I’m a Browns fan, but if it turns out he’s a deadbeat dad, then I want nothing to do with him anymore. That’s a Busch League move.

  8. Good old Brown’s. The guy let your team down multiple times being slefish and you let the guy come back to probably do it again.

  9. he is in rehab, you do not know if he failed a test because that information can not be released. which also gives him the time to allow the drugs to get out of his system. I do not believe he plays this year.

  10. “He’s mentally weak, as all drug addicts are”
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

    The pittsburgh steelers team doctor just got sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for conspiring to illegally distribute anabolic steroids, human growth hormone, and narcotic painkillers.

  11. I don’t wish him well. He’s had a chance. Whether he takes advantage of it or not matters not. So tired of hearing about the poor athlete (who is rich) and their substance abuse problems.

  12. That’s an easy question to answer. About the time Hard Knocks is gone.

    Amazingly, the transcript of the rb coach’s press conference when questioned about Hard Knocks/media, his answers from then on were removed and ignored in all the articles I read about his press conference.

  13. this is not a hard knocks thing – no way would the browns say do not work with two new quarterbacks and new schemes for 6 weeks because you will be on television – that borders on absurd! gordon is in rehab where health results and tests cannot be released and drugs can get out of the system confidentially.

  14. tommymomoney says:
    August 16, 2018 at 5:19 pm
    How do we know he didn’t fail a test? Because it’s starting to feel like he failed a test.


    You question a fact and directly follow that up with conjecture. You sound like the Lawyer from My cousin Vinny.

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