Mark Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Browns will place WR Josh Gordon on the active/non-football injury with a quad injury.
- The Browns also placed CB Joe Haden (ankle) and TE Seth DeValve on the active/PUP list.
Gordon won’t be able to practice for a few weeks because of the injury, but he did report to the team on Tuesday now that he’s been reinstated on a conditional basis. Gordon met with HC Hue Jackson, Sashi Brown and others.
Gordon will be forced to serve a four-game suspension at the start of the season, but he can at least participate in the Browns’ training camp. Beyond that, Gordon will still have to participate in treatment during this period.
The good news it that the NFL will allow Gordon to take part in meetings during his four-game suspension.
Mary Kay Cabot points out that Gordon’s suspension will cost him $251,389 of his $1,068,406 2016 salary.
Gordon, 25, is a former second-round supplemental pick of the Browns back in 2012. He would have had just one more year remaining on his four-year, $5.342 million rookie contract that$3.8 million included guaranteed.
However, Gordon’s prior suspension will prevent him from becoming an unrestricted free agent after the 2015 season. Ian Rapoport mentioned a while back that Gordon’s suspension will keep be under contract through the 2016 season before becoming a restricted free agent in 2017.
In 2014, Gordon appeared in five games and caught 24 passes for 303 yards receiving, but didn’t score a touchdown.