Browns HC Hue Jackson told reporters on Thursday that WR Josh Gordon will start for them in Week 13, despite just being reinstated a few weeks ago.
“Yeah, he’s going to start,” Jackson said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “Are you kidding me? I’m surprised you would ask.”
According to Jackson, there won’t be a snap count for Gordon this weekend, so it will be interesting to see how he looks after being out of the NFL the past two years.
Cleveland has yet to officially activate Gordon from the Reserve/Commissioner Exempt List, but you can expect them to do so either Friday or Saturday.
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.