"Josh will be in our building in the coming days and we look forward to having him back and sitting with him to discuss his future on our team". He will be on the Commissioner's Exempt list until the Browns decide whether to activate him or not. A week after that, the Browns can choose to give Gordon active status, which means his earliest possible return is in Week 13 against the Chargers.
The news helps distract from the disaster that was the attempted A.J. McCarron trade, and should do something to breathe life into the fanbase after the 0-8 start. You'd think after being suspended for the better part of the last four seasons you'd try to keep a low profile, but instead his business manager is texting every National Football League reporter to say how awesome Gordon is.
Wednesday's announcement came after Gordon met with league officials that morning at the NFL's NY headquarters.
For the sake of Browns Nation, I hope Gordon realizes how lucky he is and stays on task.
"Whether that happens, however, at the end of the day will depend on Josh".
"I've used alcohol on many, many occasions", Gordon said in the video. "I need to try to make right for all my past transgressions and mistakes and show and prove I can be a better person, I can be a better man", Gordon, who was coming out of rehab, said at the time. "It ultimately is up to Josh".
Gordon only played five games in 2014 before getting shelved with suspensions. "If given the opportunity, I know I can prove my worth". The Browns - more importantly, Browns fans - deserve to see again the excitement and production supplied by a fully engaged Gordon.
Josh Gordon led the National Football League in receiving in 2013. In just his second NFL season out of Baylor, the 2012 supplemental draft pick caught 87 of 159 targets for nine touchdowns and a league-high 1,646 yards.