Jim Brown says troubled Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is getting help and is in rehab

While his reinstatement back into the NFL is still in question, Josh Gordon seems to be doing everything he can in order to return to the league sooner rather than later.

Over the last couple weeks, reports have surfaced that former Cleveland Browns great Jim Brown will have a larger role with head coach Hue Jackson's new-look team. On Thursday, this became even more apparent when the former running back admitted that he has talked to wide receiver Josh Gordon, who is currently trying to get reinstated back into the NFL to be with his Browns.

Per's Mary Kay Cabot.

"I've talked with Josh twice on the phone, and the last time I talked with him he sounded very motivated and I think he was in rehab and feeling good about it and discovering some things about himself. He really seemed ready to take responsibility for himself.'' Just a few shorts weeks ago, Gordon was seen with former Browns quarterback and currently troubled free agent Johnny Manziel partying—whether it was in Las Vegas or at Coachella—but now, it seems as though the wide receiver is (finally) trying to get back into the NFL. While Brown doesn't know if Gordon is in outpatient or inpatient rehab, if the wide receiver truly is trying to get his life back together, maybe, just maybe, it has finally started to take form. For what it's worth, he hasn't tweeted since he was seen with Manziel at this year's Coachella festival on April 18. Brown. who is now an advisor to owner Jimmy Haslam and head coach Hue Jackson, seems to think that the wide receiver will return to the field in 2016 as long as this good behavior continues.

"His way of expressing himself, the responsibility he was taking made me feel really very motivated about his chance of getting back ... If he adheres to the demands that the league put on him, and he carries that out, I'm sure they'll be very happy to have him back."

If Gordon can indeed come back in 2016, he would immediately be the most talented receiving option on the Browns. Since being drafted by the Browns in the 2012 Supplemental draft, the 25-year-old has totaled 161 catches for 2,754 yards in 35 games (32 starts). He would be a huge addition to a skill position that is in dire need of a consistent, play-making upgrade. With so many unknowns on the Browns offense heading into 2016 including who the starting quarterback and wide receivers are (including four rookies), getting a player like Gordon back would be massive, especially if he returns to his old form. Only time will tell, however, as Gordon has gotten our hopes up many times before.


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