The Cleveland Browns officially activated WR Josh Gordon from the Exempt/Commissioner Permission list on Thursday, which paves the way for him returning for the team’s Week 13 game.
The Browns also waived DB Justin Currie in a corresponding move.
Cleveland was expected to activate Gordon later on in the week, and Browns HC Hue Jackson has made it clear that they plan on getting him heavily involved this weekend, so this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.
Gordon, 26, 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.
Currie, 23, signed on with the Giants as an undrafted free agent out of Western Michigan back in 2015. However, the Giants waived him with an injury designation and spent his entire rookie season on the injury reserve list.
After the Giants once again cut Currie loose at the start of the 2016 season, the Browns signed him to their practice squad. Currie returned to Cleveland on a future/reserve contract but was waived with an injury designation at the start of the season.
The Browns later re-signed him to a contract a few weeks ago.
In 2017, Currie has appeared in one game for the Browns and recorded one tackle.
During his college career at Western Michigan, Currie recorded 340 tackles, nine sacks, five interceptions, three forced fumbles and 15 pass defenses.