According to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was released last week from the rehab facility he entered after having spent 30 days there.
It is said to be the most intensive treatment that he has gone through, and Gordon is doing "a lot better," one source said.
Now, Gordon is simply playing the waiting game with respect to whether he can return to the Browns’ training facility, or if he’ll even be reinstated for the 2016 season. Schefter says the Browns are looking to trade Gordon still, but it’s unclear if the league will allow them to do so before this Tuesday’s trade deadline.
Personally, I wouldn’t be surprised if Roger Goodell does not make a ruling until after the trade deadline. Part of the reason Gordon was set to be reinstated initially was that Goodell felt he had a good support system in Cleveland. Although it’s on shaky ground after his most recent rehab stint, the feeling might be that Gordon’s best chance to remain clean, at least for this season, is in Cleveland.