Josh Gordon RUMORS & NEWS

  • NFL wants Josh Gordon to show he's changed before reinstatement

    ESPN "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he wants Josh Gordon to convince him that he will change his lifestyle before reinstating him from indefinite suspension for repeated violations of the league’s substance abuse policy. In response to a question at his annual Super Bowl press conference,..." February 06

  • Browns WR Josh Gordon vows to change circle of friends

    ESPN "Suspended Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon indicated on his Twitter account Monday that he planned to "disassociate" himself from anyone that might be a contributing factor to keeping him out of the NFL. The wide receiver, who has been suspended since last February, recently applied to the..." February 01

  • Josh Gordon to the Baltimore Ravens?

    Baltimore Beat Down "Joe Flacco fires deep, right side, HE'S GOT A MAN OPEN! GORDON TOUCHDOWN! BALTIMORE IS ON THE BOARD! Now wouldn't that be something to hear. Small rumors have been bouncing around with Josh Gordon and the Cleveland Browns deciding whether or not to clean house once again to fix the re-occuring..." February 01

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #Browns Sashi Brown said Josh Gordon "could be back" with team if reinstated. "We'd sit down with Josh and see where he is"

  • Browns will be patient with Johnny Manziel, Josh Gordon

    ESPN "The Cleveland Browns are in "no panic" to make a decision on the future of quarterback Johnny Manziel, the team's new vice president of football operations said Thursday. Sashi Brown said the team still does not know where Manziel was the final weekend of the regular season because the Browns..." January 21

  • Report: Josh Gordon applies to the league for reinstatement

    Pro Football Talk "New Browns coach Hue Jackson has a reputation for explosive offense, and for reaching people others cannot. He may have a chance to kill two birds with one stone, as one of his new team’s best players is taking steps toward a return. According to Tony Grossi of, suspended..." January 20

  • Johnny Manziel hopes to play with Josh Gordon next year

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Johnny Manziel and Josh Gordon, the Browns two talented but troubled stars, could be back together soon. Manziel said Wednesday he's in constant contact with his good buddy and can't wait until he's back with the team. Suspended indefinitely on Feb. 3 for violating the NFL's substance abuse..." December 17

  • Johnny Manziel says Josh Gordon is 'doing the right things'

    ESPN "Johnny Manziel still considers Josh Gordon a part of the Cleveland Browns. Manziel said he is in "constant contact" with Gordon, who is suspended at least for this season for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Manziel even invited Gordon to attend a Texas A&M game with him Nov. 7..." December 17

  • Josh Gordon appears to tweet about wanting Johnny Manziel to start

    Larry Brown Sports "Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon appeared to tweet Saturday about his buddy Johnny Manziel. Gordon is suspended for the season for being a repeat violator of the league’s substance abuse policy. He tweeted his intention to watch the Browns’ game against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday..." November 29

  • Josh Gordon sounds off over accidental DWI report

    Waiting For Next Year "I can’t say I was shocked when I first saw the hints of a brand new DWI report fly across my Twitter screen today involving Josh Gordon. I got a quick lesson in making assumptions. As it turns out, it was a surprise to everyone, especially suspended Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon, who has..." August 11

  • NFL Fans Roast Josh Gordon After Atlanta News Site Publishes Old DWI Story

    Complex "Atlanta news station 11Alive News accidently tweeted out an old Josh Gordon news story from 2014 today. They blamed it on site maintenance. But because the date on the story was initially listed as August 10, 2015, it caused a lot of confusion. As of right now, the 11Alive News has updated the..." August 10

  • Browns official has been in touch with suspended WR Josh Gordon

    ESPN "The Browns haven't washed their hands of Josh Gordon. A Browns official has corresponded with Gordon this offseason, according to a source. Gordon is serving a one-year suspension for multiple violations of the league's drug and alcohol policy. The NFL permits teams to contact a player..." June 25

  • Josh Gordon's agent: 'He'll get through this tough time and still has a very bright future in the NFL'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Josh Gordon's agent says his client is doing well and determined to be re-instated to the NFL after his minimum year-long ban expires in February. "With Josh, he's hanging in there,'' Drew Rosenhaus told Northeast Ohio Media Group Saturday at the Joe Haden & Friends softball game at Classic..." June 09

  • Joe Haden: We didn't know Josh Gordon wasn't allowed to drink

    ESPN "Joe Haden said neither he nor his Browns teammates knew Josh Gordon was not permitted to drink when the wide receiver joined a group of players and one former assistant coach on a postseason jaunt to Las Vegas. Gordon admitted in an open letter on Medium in January that his yearlong suspension..." April 21

  • Josh Gordon says Browns never told him of tardiness problem

    Pro Football Talk "Browns receiver Josh Gordon is arguing in his grievance against the Browns that they never told him that he had a problem with chronic tardiness. The Browns say they suspended him for the final game of the regular season because he showed up late for a walk-through practice the day before the..." February 17

  • Report: NFLPA files grievance vs. Browns about Josh Gordon's 1-game suspension

    The Score "The NFLPA has reportedly filed a non-injury grievance against the Cleveland Browns for imposing a one-game suspension on Josh Gordon, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Cleveland issued Gordon a one-game ban for an undisclosed violation of its team rules, according to ESPN. Gordon was..." February 17

  • Eagles once nixed Nick Foles-Josh Gordon trade

    ESPN "The Philadelphia Eagles turned down a trade that would have brought them Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon at the start of the 2013 NFL season. he price for Gordon, according to a source familiar with the discussions: quarterback Nick Foles. A little context helps here. Gordon was..." February 17

  • Owner Jimmy Haslam concedes Josh Gordon may have played his last down for team

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns owner Jimmy Haslam acknowledged Wednesday during a 50-minute interview with beat writers that former All-Pro wide receiver Josh Gordon might never play for the team again. Last week, the NFL banished Gordon for at least a year because he violated its substance-abuse policy again. “We..." February 12

  • Haslam: Josh Gordon has failed to accept responsibility "Josh Gordon is out for the 2015 season after missing the first 10 games of 2014 and the first two games of 2013 all due to league-imposed suspensions for off-the-field incidents. Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam was critical of his 23-year-old stud receiver Wednesday -- who will end up..." February 12

  • Josh Gordon to file grievance against Browns

    Waiting For Next Year "Josh Gordon continues to be in the news. Recall the Browns receiver was suspended for the Cleveland Browns’ Week 17 contest, one that the team would go on to lose in typical Brownsian fashion. Nothing new, right? Au contraire. The difference here being that Gordon’s suspension put him under the..." February 09

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #Browns not expected to cut ties w/Josh Gordon at this time. They don't have to pay him in '15 & he can't be with team, so nothing to lose.

  • NFL officially announces 1-year suspension of Josh Gordon

    The Score "The NFL has officially announced the suspension of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon for at least one year after he violated the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. The suspension will begin immediately. "As we have conveyed, we are disappointed to once again be at this..." February 04

  • Browns Josh Gordon writes letter: ‘I am not a drug addict’

    Fox 8 Cleveland "Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is responding to his critics and apologizing to his teammates in a letter posted online. Gordon, who was drafted in 2012, failed a drug test last week and faces being suspended from the NFL. This comes after he was slapped with a 10-game suspension..." January 29

  • Josh Gordon -- Booze Does NOT Violate Probation ... Court Says

    TMZ "He might be banned from the NFL, but Josh Gordon did NOT violate his probation by reportedly testing positive for alcohol ... court officials tell TMZ Sports. The Cleveland Browns wide receiver was sentenced to 12 months unsupervised probation stemming from a DWI arrest in North Carolina back..." January 26

  • If Cleveland Browns want 'accountability' talk to be taken seriously they must cut Josh Gordon

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns have told Johnny Manziel all the talk about changing his ways is meaningless unless he follows through with actions. It's time to hold the organization to the same standard in regards to Josh Gordon. Multiple outlets are reporting the receiver has failed his third drug test in as..." January 26

  • Browns suspend Josh Gordon for violating team rules

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Receiver Josh Gordon was suspended by the Browns for violation of team rules after he missed today's mandatory walk-through, Northeast Ohio Media Group has confirmed. Gordon was placed on the list for reserve/suspended by club. NEOMG has confirmed that both Gordon and quarterback Johnny Manziel..." December 28

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Browns announced they placed WR Josh Gordon on reserve/suspended by club. Not a good way to end the season.

  • Josh Gordon: 'Anxious' to help team

    ESPN "Josh Gordon said Thursday that effort is not his problem as he comes back from a 10-game suspension -- production is. "Everything looks slower when you're not getting the ball," Gordon said as the Browns prepared to face the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Gordon's production since he..." December 12

  • Josh Gordon still catching up: 'I've got a long way to go to be where I want to be'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Josh Gordon has always made football look so easy. He effortlessly glides open and the ball floats into his hands like a butterfly onto a leaf. But football isn't easy to Gordon right now after serving his 10-game suspension. The plays still sound like Greek and he's not sure exactly where..." December 05

  • Josh Gordon has gotten the cold shoulder from some Browns since suspension, he says in interview

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "All-Pro receiver Josh Gordon told his good friend Nate Burleson in an interview for NFL Network that he's felt alienated by some of his former friends in the Browns organization since being suspended again for violating the substance-abuse policy. "The lowest point of all this I think was the..." November 26

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    Scott Petrak ct @ScottPetrak

    #Browns Pettine said WR Josh Gordon little sore today after 1st practice. Will get more reps today."Maybe little ahead of where we expected"

  • How Josh Gordon's return can take the Browns to the next level

    SI "With a first-year head coach in Mike Pettine, a defense that is still figuring things out (especially in the secondary), a quarterback in Brian Hoyer who generally alternates between efficient and below average, an offensive line missing its best player in center Alex Mack and a receiver corps..." November 20

  • It's official: Josh Gordon returns to the Browns

    CBS Sports "The Browns' loss to the Texans knocked them out of first place in the AFC North but here's your silver lining: All-everything wide receiver Josh Gordon has been reinstated. After missing 10 games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, one of the NFL's best young pass catchers can now..." November 18

  • Shanahan on Josh Gordon rejoining Browns Monday: 'I can't wait to get him back, we'll work to get him the ball'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Whenever Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan passes receiver Josh Gordon in the hallway, he always asks him how long until The Big Return. "He always knows the exact number of days,'' said Shanahan. "He's been itching at this for a while." The number is now down to four with Gordon..." November 14

  • Browns not looking to disrupt offense with addition of Josh Gordon

    CBS Sports "Although Josh Gordon originally was suspended for the entire 2014 season after failing another drug test, that punishment was cut to 10 games and officially ends later this month. Some believed that a Browns offense without its best receiver would be a complete mess -- and it was hard to argue..." November 05

  • Browns GM says Josh Gordon must prove he fits Browns' profile and they won't 'disrupt' offense to get him the ball

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns general manager Ray Farmer indicated Tuesday that Josh Gordon must prove he fits the 'play like a Brown' credo, and said the club won't 'disrupt' its offense to get him the ball. Asked what kind of impact the All-Pro will have when he comes off his 10 game-suspension Nov. 23 in Atlanta,..." November 04

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    At this time 1 year ago, Cleveland debated dealing WR Josh Gordon to SF for a couple of picks. Browns held off; picks would have been nice.

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Josh Gordon and LaVon Brazill officially down to 10-game suspensions as the NFL-NFLPA announce the full drug program.

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    Will Brinson @WillBrinson

    Josh Gordon pled guilty to DWI in Raleigh today clerk tells @CBSSports. 12 months unsupervised probation, $100 fine.

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #browns Pettine not getting his hopes up about josh Gordon returning after 8 games: "I'll believe it when I see it."

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    Breaking: Under terms of the new policy, #Browns Josh Gordon will be suspended for 10 games, a league source tells

  • Report: New NFL drug policy could reduce Browns WR Josh Gordon suspension to eight games

    Akron Beacon Journal "Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting on Twitter that a new NFL drug policy could be in place Friday and that the policy would reduce Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon's ban to eight games. " September 12

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    Matthew Berry @MatthewBerryTMR

    .@AdamSchefter on NFL Insiders just said if NFL-NFLPA agreement is approved, Josh Gordon would still be suspended for some games, maybe 6-10

  • Browns' Josh Gordon speaks out: 'Do I believe I have a drug problem? Definitely not.'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon stressed that he's not an addict and regrets that he's been portrayed as "a junkie'' throughout his suspension process. In his first extensive interview, with, Gordon said he doesn't have a drug problem and is looking forward to coming back and..." September 10

  • Reinstatement of suspended WR Josh Gordon is no longer if but when

    ESPN 850 Cleveland "The Browns never emptied Josh Gordon’s locker. Twelve days after Gordon was suspended indefinitely – with his “eligibility for reinstatement (to be) determined following the 2014 season,” according to the principal’s note – Gordon’s neatly pressed jerseys and other team wear hang in his newly..." September 09

  • Josh Gordon could be re-instated this season if the NFL and NFLPA agree on the new drug policy, sources say

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Josh Gordon's new career as a car salesman might have to wait. Two league sources told that the suspended receiver might be eligible for re-instatement this season if the NFL and the NFLPA approve the revamped drug policy that they're feverishly working on. NFL Players..." September 06

  • Josh Gordon takes a job as car salesman

    ESPN "The Canadian Football league wasn't an alternative to playing in the NFL this year, so recently banned Browns receiver Josh Gordon landed a new job -- as the goodwill ambassador for the Sarchione Auto group in Ohio, sources told ESPN's Josina Anderson. The 23-year-old Gordon, who lead the NFL..." September 05

  • Report: Gordon Wants to Play in CFL

    Dawgs By Nature "Josh Gordon is exploring options in the CFL. But not so fast... According to multiple reports this morning, suspended Browns WR Josh Gordon wants to play in the Canadian Football League for the 2014 season. However, that possibility seems to have been quickly shot down by the Browns and a..." August 28

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #Browns would not give Josh Gordon permission to play in the Canadian Football League, a source tells

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    One other hit Josh Gordon takes: Loses the accrued season. Contract tolls, he's not eligible for a new deal til '16, can't be a UFA til '17.