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Browns WR Josh Gordon announced Thursday that he’ll enter an in-patient treatment facility. He was set to return to the team on Monday and play Week 5 vs. New England, but that’s no longer the case. "After careful thought and deep consideration I've decided that I need to step away from pursuing my return to the Browns and my football career to enter an in-patient rehabilitation facility," Gordon wrote. "This is the right decision for me and one that I hope will enable me to gain full control of my life and continue on a path to reach my full potential as a person. I appreciate the support of the NFL, NFLPA, the Browns, my teammates, my agent and the community through this extremely challenging process.” Gordon can be dropped outside of dynasty leagues or very deep redraft formats. The extra missed time only boosts Terrelle Pryor’s long-term outlook.

Browns WR Josh Gordon has already been flashing in practice. He's getting 1st-team reps and "catching everything within reach," according to insider Mary Kay Cabot. "It's important for him to be out there with those guys,'' HC Hue Jackson said of Gordon and the starting offense. "It's important for him to be with the ones because I think he's going to be one of our better players. We have to put him out there and see what he is capable of doing." Not surprisingly, it sounds like Cleveland is planning on getting Gordon in the starting lineup after he serves his 4-game suspension. His ADP has settled in the mid 7th round.

The Browns are expected to sit WR Corey Coleman, as well as WR Josh Gordon, in their 2nd preseason game, according to Coleman has dealt with a minor hamstring injury in camp, though he returned from it this week. Consider this a precautionary move rather than reason for concern -- with both players. (Gordon just began practicing earlier this week.) We'd like to see Coleman get on the field for at least 1 exhibition, though that won't be a sticking point for his fantasy football outlook.

The Browns had WR Josh Gordon and WR Corey Coleman on the field for a light practice Sunday, according to's Mary Kay Cabot. That marks the 1st workout for Gordon and a return for Coleman after a few days off with hamstring trouble. We'll see if Coleman can avoid further issues with the hammy and whether Gordon gets onto the field for preseason action. The rookie is the better value in fantasy football drafts right now, but both players certainly possess upside beyond where you can draft them right now. Having both healthy can only help QB Robert Griffin in his comeback bid, as well as a running game that has to deal with a shaky O-line. The whole offense will bear watching over the coming weeks.

Browns WR Josh Gordon "needs to lose weight," HC Hue Jackson said on Monday. Gordon hasn't played in a game since 2014 and hasn't been able to practice since being reinstated because of a quad injury. "Hopefully soon," Jackson said when asked when Gordon would get back on the field. Suspended for the first 4 games of the season, Gordon still has 2 months to get ready. But this all serves as a reminder that he's a risky fantasy pick. He's been the 38th WR off the board in recent MFL10 drafts. That price feels about right.

Browns WR Josh Gordon will miss a “few weeks” with a quad injury, per team insider Mary Kay Cabot. Gordon suffered the injury during a workout. It’s an unfortunate setback for a guy who could use all the training camp reps he can handle. Still, the relatively minor injury shouldn't be a factor once he's eligible to return in Week 5.

The NFL is reinstating Browns WR Josh Gordon and will suspend him for the 1st 4 games of the regular season, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That returns not only Cleveland's top wideout, but a guy who has displayed top-12 fantasy football potential even in a bad passing game. Gordon has remained in the range of rounds 10-12 in best-ball drafting even while we all awaited reinstatement news, so he's sure to climb well into the single-digit rounds now. We'll have to see just how high he climbs before assessing whether he's overvalued or worth targeting. Keep in mind that Cleveland appears to be hoping that Robert Griffin III can rebound from playing no games in 2015 to become the starter. The whole offense will bear close watching in training camp. Gordon's return might most impact the fantasy outlook of rookie Corey Coleman, who likely goes from de facto lead wideout to #2 WR in an offense that hopes to lean run.

Browns WR Josh Gordon met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That doesn't necessarily tell us anything other than Gordon is interested in getting back into football. But that's still something. Rapoport adds: "Sense I get is nothing is imminent on Josh Gordon’s return." He's eligible to officially apply for reinstatement on August 1. After failing yet another drug test this offseason, he's almost certainly looking at some type of suspension -- if he's reinstated at all.

Browns WR Josh Gordon's application for reinstatement was denied on Tuesday, according to insider Mary Kay Cabot.  Pro Football Talk hears that Gordon will be able to apply again for reinstatement on August 1.  That loosely coincides with an earlier report from ESPN's Adam Schefter that the league wanted to wait another 60-90 days before making a decision on Gordon's status.  Of course, applying for reinstatement on August 1 doesn't mean a ruling would come on August 1.  Gordon will miss at least all of the offseason program and the start of training camp.  Consider him a long shot to be on the field come Week 1 and worse than 50-50 to play at all in 2016.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the NFL will wait 60-90 more days before making a decision on Browns WR Josh Gordon's reinstatement.  The league wants to see him make it through that time with no "red-flag tests," per Schefter.  Frankly, we're surprised that Gordon's reinstatement hasn't already been denied after his latest failed test.  The fact that the NFL is waiting to make a decision suggests he has a good shot to be eligible for at least part of 2016.  We'll continue to keep a close eye on the situation.

Browns WR Josh Gordon failed a drug test last month, according to Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo.  That explains why we haven't received an update on Gordon's application for reinstatement.  He was last banned for alcohol-related offenses.  This failed test was for marijuana and dilution.  Garafolo says the news "doesn't necessarily mean [Gordon] will miss yet another season," but we're not as optimistic.  He's already been suspended 3 times in the last 3 years for violating the league's substance abuse policy.  We'll continue to track the situation, but Gordon shouldn't be more than a late-round flier in current fantasy drafts.

The Browns aren't counting on having WR Josh Gordon this season.  "We would need to see where his head is at before you bring him back into the locker room," VP Sashi Brown said.  That, of course, assumes Gordon is reinstated.  We learned of his application for reinstatement 61 days ago, and the league had 60 days to make a decision.  That doesn't necessarily mean Gordon was denied, but it's not promising that we haven't heard anything.  He's a risky pick anywhere in the single-digit rounds of fantasy drafts right now.

Browns WR Josh Gordon has applied for reinstatement, according to ESPN's Tony Grossi.  A decision from the league will come within the next 60 days, or by mid-March.  Gordon has been suspended 3 times over the past 3 years and hasn't played since December 2014.  But he turns just 25 in April and has averaged 79 receiving yards per game for his career -- 6th most among active WRs.  Big fantasy upside remains.

The Browns have agreed to a deal to make Hue Jackson their new HC.  Jackson has spent the past 4 years with the Bengals; the past 2 as OC.  Cincinnati ranked 15th in total offense in both.  Jackson was the Raiders' HC back in 2011, leading the team to an 8-8 record and a 9th-place finish in total offense.  Generally regarded as 1 of the top offensive minds in the game, Jackson's arrival is good news for Cleveland's offense.  Of course, there aren't many pieces there to be excited about.

Browns WR Josh Gordon is eligible to apply for reinstatement on February 3, according to insider Mary Kay Cabot.  Gordon was slapped with a 1-year ban last February after being caught with alcohol.  The Browns wouldn't commit to Gordon at that time, although they've reportedly stayed in touch with him over the past year.  Still only 24 with a 1,600-yard season under his belt, Gordon is worth stashing in keeper and dynasty leagues.

The Browns have remained in contact with WR Josh Gordon this offseason, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.  Gordon is suspended for all of 2015 after another violation of the league's substance abuse policy, but Cleveland isn't ready to give up on him yet.  Gordon is eligible to apply for reinstatement in February and is still under contract with the Browns for 1 more season.  The 24-year-old is worth stashing in dynasty leagues

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam was non-committal when asked Wednesday if the team will cut WR Josh Gordon.  "That's a decision that we will need to look at make a certain point," Haslam said. "He's out for a year so there's no huge hurry. We'll address that at the proper time."  Gordon won't count against Cleveland's 2015 salary cap, so the Browns can afford to wait on making a decision.  It's worth noting that Hall-of-Fame WR Cris Carter says getting cut by the Eagles convinced him to get his life in order.  Gordon might need the same wake-up call.

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