Yes — it’s about that time of year again where we get our annual hopes up about WR Josh Gordon returning to the NFL (and specifically the Cleveland Browns). ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news earlier that Gordon is applying for reinstatement today:
Browns WR Josh Gordon, who has not played since 2014, is applying today for reinstatement, per his business manager Michael Johnson.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 1, 2017
Gordon has been through so many stages and exceptions with Roger Goodell that at this point, it’s hard to tell where he’s actually at. Even Sashi Brown at the NFL Combine today said that they don’t know enough about Gordon’s reinstatement process to comment on the matter right now.
Sashi Brown says they've "checked in" with Josh Gordon because they care about the person but haven't revisited their stance on him— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) March 1, 2017
We’ll provide more details as soon as they become available. The last we left things off with Gordon, he was set to be re-instate in Week 5 last season, but in Week 4, opted to enter himself into rehab.