Browns coach Mike Pettine said Tuesday that Josh Gordon's looming suspension is impacting the club's preparations for the season.

"There's certainly a level of frustration because we've known the news for so long," Pettine told the Bull and Fox on radio partner 92.3 The Fan. "It's just a holding pattern and I understand that the league has a process that they have to go through and there's other things that they're dealing with and we respect that. But at the same time it is difficult because it really will affect our preparation for the season.''

He said the club has met about it and "we're prepared for all of the eventualities, but the waiting is difficult."

Gordon, who's facing an indefinite ban for at least his third violation of the league's substance abuse policy, participated in individual drills Tuesday but was held out of 11-on-11s.