Home / Browns / Browns Likely To Trade Or Release WR Josh Gordon If Reinstated

Browns Likely To Trade Or Release WR Josh Gordon If Reinstated

On Friday, ESPN’s Dan Graziano reported suspended WR Josh Gordon is hoping to hear back from the NFL regarding his reinstatement to the league by late April or early May.

A source close to Gordon told Graziano that he “embraces his role in his poor decision-making, which is half the battle.

While it’s possible Gordon will be reinstated at some point, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer mentions that it’s still doubtful the Browns will give him another chance.

In fact, a source tells Cabot that the Browns are likely to either trade or possibly even release Gordon, despite the fact that they own his rights for another two years.

As of now, Gordon is working out with former Olympian turned speed coach Tim Montgomery in hope of resuming his career.

Gordon has also changed agents this offseason and hired Joby Branion, who represents Von Miller.

Last year, Gordon made the decision to enter rehab after what was described to him as a “slip-up” or a potential violation of drug and alcohol policy. Mary Kay Cabot later reported that Gordon checked into rehab because of an alcohol problem.

Gordon, 25, is a former second-round supplemental pick of the Browns back in 2012. He would have already been an unrestricted free agent had he not missed so much time due to suspensions, but the Browns hold his rights for two more years, given that he has just two accrued seasons.

In 2014, Gordon appeared in five games and caught 24 passes for 303 yards receiving, but didn’t score a touchdown.