According to Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com, suspended Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has applied for reinstatement from his indefinite suspension for multiple violations of the league’s substance abuse policy.

Gordon was suspended on Feb. 3, 2015 for his third violation of the league’s policy, and by rule could apply for reinstatement within 60 days of the anniversary of the suspension. The league then has two months to act on the application. He will interview with the league’s medical director, and demonstrate that his track record of substance abuse is behind him.

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“To be reinstated, a player must demonstrate sustained abstinence,” league spokesman Greg Aiello said in a statement. “In support of their applications, players generally put forward verifiable testing records and/or submit to periodic NFL testing during the banishment period.”

With the Browns hiring offensive guru Hue Jackson, I’m certain he has plans to use Gordon within his system. The real question will be, who is going to throw the ball to him?

When asked about Gordon, Jackson gave the usual cliché response, “What I’m anxious to do is evaluate him just like we’re going to evaluate every player on our roster and see if they are the right fit for the Cleveland Browns. That’s what we have to do with every player, whether that’s Josh Gordon to whoever the last guy is on the roster.”

Within the next two months we will have the answer to Gordon’s application, as well as a better sense of what direction the Browns are headed in at quarterback. Will they build through the draft? Or continue down the Josh McCown road. Either way, the team will be better in 2016 with Josh Gordon as an active member.

 

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