Josh Gordon To Apply for Reinstatement

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Cleveland Browns’ wide receiver Josh Gordon is applying for reinstatement into the NFL once again. He was suspended for the majority of the 2014 season as well as the entire 2015 and 2016 seasons for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

Gordon, 25, has played in the NFL for 3 seasons, all with the Browns. He is coming off of a season in 2014 in which he played in 5 games and caught 24 passes for 303 receiving yards. Over his 3-year NFL career, Gordon has played in 35 games and caught 161 passes for 2,754 receiving yards and 14 receiving touchdowns.

Gordon’s career-highs in a single NFL season are 16 games played (2012), 87 receptions (2013), 1,646 receiving yards (2013), and 9 receiving touchdowns (2013).

Gordon should be a go-to receiving target right away upon his return for whoever the Browns’ quarterback ends up being in the 2017 season. He led the NFL in receiving yards in the 2013 season with 1,646, despite only playing in 13 games. During a 4-week span in the 2013 season, Gordon totaled 36 receptions for 774 receiving yards and 5 receiving touchdowns, and that was with quarterbacks Jason Campbell and Brandon Weeden behind center, each for two of those four games.


-Asher Fair