Browns rule out Josh Gordon for Thursday

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It’s only Monday, but the Browns already have ruled out Josh Gordon for Thursday’s dress rehearsal against the Eagles.

The decision is not unexpected given Gordon has yet to return to practice and remains on the active/non-football illness list.

“No, Josh is not playing this Thursday night. No,” Browns coach Hue Jackson said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “That’s for sure.”

Gordon returned from his treatment program at the University of Florida last week. The Browns are easing him back in, with Gordon participating in meetings and conditioning to start.

The Browns’ goal is to have Gordon ready for the season opener, but Jackson said he “would not be opposed” to Gordon appearing in the preseason finale at Detroit on August 30.

5 responses to “Browns rule out Josh Gordon for Thursday

  1. The stereotypical treatment for addicts is lock ’em in a room til they dry out and for lack of a better term I just don’t thinks he’s there yet. Can he hold his arm out without his hand shaking?? Prolly not.

  2. Makes sense, good move. I’m sure the CLE org would rather have him for week 1 opposite Landry than a meaningless preseason game this week.

  3. I thought this dude was cleaning up his house with a custody issue with his babies mama and not in a treatment facility? Which is it Cleveland? Notice how he came right back as soon as Dez was called in for a visit? His big year was 5 seasons ago, that is a lifetime. He looks the part bit I just can’t see him coming anywhere near that kind of production again. Landry and Especially Njouku who’s goon g to he an absolute stud, are the two big dogs on that offense now. Whatever Gordon can give them is just gravy on top.

  4. “The decision is not unexpected given Gordon…” Then why write an article about it? Wouldn’t it drive you crazy if the weatherman forecasted that the sun would come up tomorrow?

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