Cleveland Browns’ wide receiver Josh Gordon has been released from rehab, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Gordon spent 30 days in a rehab facility in New Hampshire and is waiting for NFL reinstatement.
Interestingly enough, the NFL trade deadline is on Tuesday, so if the troubled pass catcher is reinstated by then, the Browns can move him if they wish.
Back in 2013, Gordon began to stamp his name among the best wide outs in the league while racking up 87 receptions for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns. However, ever since then, he has been trying to get his life in order.
He played in only five games in 2014 after picking up a DWI in July of that year and for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy for a second time. That was the last time Gordon would play a regular season game as well. He was suspended for the entire 2015 campaign after violating the league’s substance-abuse policy yet again and was not eligible to return until the start of the 2016 season.
He applied for reinstatement last January, but he was denied in March after he failed another drug test.
Gordon was finally reinstated this past July, but was suspended for the first four games of the regular season. On Sept. 29, he made the decision to check into rehab. Now, the 25-year-old seems ready to resume what once looked to be a very promising NFL career.
Gordon, who played his collegiate football at Baylor University, was originally selected by Cleveland in the second-round of the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft.