Josh Gordon returns to the NFL

The NFL has reinstated Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon from his suspension for violating the league’s drug policy multiple times. Gordon will have to serve a four game suspension, but will be on the field week five against the New England Patriots. He’ll be able to work with the team during training camp, attend meetings and even play in preseason games, which is rare for players that are suspended.

Gordon is undoubtedly one of the most talented wide receivers in the NFL. As a rookie in 2012, he caught 50 passes for 805 yards and five touchdowns. The next year he had a break out season with 87 catches, 1,646 yards and nine scores in just 14 games.

But off the field it’s been a different story. Violating the league’s drug policy caused him to miss two games in 2013, 10 games in 2014 and the entire 2015 season. He tried to get reinstated back in April, however he reportedly failed a drug test. It seemed as if Gordon may never see the field again.

Now that Gordon is able to come back, what side of him will we see? The superstar who can change the outcome of the game with his exceptional skill set. Or the guy who can’t stay on the field because of his drug related issues?

Gordon is just 25 years old and still has an entire career in front of him if he can stay on the right track. The Browns certainly hope that he can.

Do you think Josh Gordon will have a Pro Bowl level season this year and play in all 12 games that he’s eligible?

Josh Gordon has been reinstated by the NFL
Josh Gordon has been reinstated by the NFL
Eric Solomon has worked in various newsrooms in Chicago. He brings his experience to Sporting Vote, where he writes for the NFL, NBA and MLB. Eric is an avid Chicago sports fan, and hopes the Cubs don’t blow it this year.

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