While the Pittsburgh Steelers are seeing their play makers continue to make negative headlines, could the Cleveland Browns get one back? With wide receiver Josh Gordon set to apply for reinstatement to the NFL, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the long-suspended player met with league commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday.
Having been suspended for the entire 2015 season, Gordon's application for reinstatement this past April was denied by the league after he reportedly failed a drug test one month earlier.
http://www.scout.com/cleveland-sports/story/1674223-the-cautionary-tale-of-joshgordonGordon, the NFL's 2013 receiving leader, is hoping to rejoin the Browns and reconnect with quarterback Robert Griffin III, his former teammate at Baylor. Those close to Gordon, including legendary Browns running back Jim Brown, had lauded him for his focus this past season and noted he was working out harder than he had in previous years and during his first two NFL suspensions. Unfortunately for Gordon, there has been a significant lack of execution regarding this increased alleged increased focus.
The Browns have been very mum on all situations regarding Gordon and appear ready to enter Training Camp next week with Andrew Hawkins and rookie Corey Coleman (another Baylor product) as the team's starting wide receivers. Rapoport added that no decision appears imminent for Gordon, who can't reapply for reinstatement until Aug. 1.