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Report: Josh Gordon applying for reinstatement

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Josh Gordon is applying for reinstatement to the NFL

INDIANAPOLIS--Here we go again!

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is applying for reinstatement Wednesday citing Gordon's business manager, Michael Johnson.

Gordon has not played in the NFL or the Browns since 2014 due to suspensions, but in 2013 had a record-setting season for the Browns. 

Browns Executive Director of Football Operations Sashi Brown did not shed much light on what the Browns are thinking concerning Gordon.

"Yeah, I saw the report," Brown said. "Frankly, I just don’t know enough right now about what that process would look like. I do understand that he’s able to reapply at some point here in March. As I understand more, I might be able to shed more light. Right now, it would just be premature for me to say."

When asked if the Browns were moving on from Gordon, Brown said

"We haven't and we've really been focused, to be honest — until we saw some of the reports recently — on the guys that are on the roster," he said. "On occasion I would check in with Josh and we would … just personally because we care for the young man. But beyond that we really haven't sat down to talk about what it would be like if he gets back in.

"Or even taking the time to understand exactly what that would look like and I think that's a pretty complicated process at this point given, kind of,his history. So it would be largely speculative at best and we've got a lot of guys to focus our attention on."


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