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Josh Gordon’s Return To The NFL Appears Imminent – Here’s What We Know

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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Troubled Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon could be returning to the NFL at any moment.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Tuesday that Gordon, who has been suspended since 2014, is scheduled to meet with the NFL Wednesday about reinstatement to the league.

He tweeted, “Browns WR Josh Gordon’s meeting with the NFL is scheduled for Wednesday, not today, per source. Reinstatement could soon be near.”

The trade deadline passed earlier Tuesday, and Gordon’s rights are still owned by the Browns. That means he’ll only be suiting up for Cleveland if he plays for anybody this season — unless he is released upon his reinstatement.

Gordon’s story is one of the most tragic in recent NFL memory. He has generational talent, but just couldn’t stay away from booze and drugs. Hopefully he’s able to get back in the NFL, and return to his former glory.

Either way, every single player looking to enter the league should have to learn his story. It’s a sad cautionary tale about how quickly addiction can derail a career.

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