Gordon was also arrested and charged with suspicion of DWI in North Carolina earlier this month.
"We're expecting him to report on Friday and be on the field," Pettine said. "We have no plans to cut him. I know there's been a lot of debate over that, but I don't see us having that debate."
Gordon is waiting to hear from the NFL about what could be an indefinite suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy, the paper said. He also was arrested for driving while impaired earlier this month.
"I think we need to find the middle ground of what's best for Josh and what's best for the organization," Pettine said. "I know [ESPN analyst] Cris Carter came out and said [Gordon should be cut], but we think you can find that middle ground of what's best for our players and best for the organization. It worked for Cris, but cutting Josh might be the worst thing for him and the worst thing for us."
Drew Rosenhaus, the agent for
Rosenhaus also confirmed that the appeal hearing is coming up soon.
"I'm sure I'll get together with the Browns at some point before training camp to talk to them some more about all of our clients," Rosenhaus said.
Rosenhaus declined to say much about Gordon's anticipated indefinite ban for violating the league's substance abuse for at least the third time. He reportedly tested positive for marijuana.
"Let's just say (the appeal hearing is) some point in the near future," Rosenhaus said. "I'm not permitted to divulge that."
He also declined to comment on how Gordon's recent DWI in Raleigh, North Carolina might impact the appeal hearing and when he expects a resolution.
It's possible, but not likely, that the
If Gordon is exposed to the waivers system, the Texans would get the first chance to acquire him because they had the league's worst record last year.
Baylor coach Art Briles told Sirius XM NFL Radio he wants to help troubled
"Everybody’s different in the world and that’s what makes it so unique and everybody’s got special talents and gifts," Briles said. "Josh certainly has a tremendous amount of physical talent and intellectual gifts. We all just hope and pray that he’ll be able to get through everything and finally reach his full potential. The thing about Josh that’s so unique is he’s still young, he just turned 23. His future is ahead. He’s going to be judged by everything that’s happened, but he still has a great future ahead and that’s the way he needs to approach the situation. When you’re in our family, you’re always in so we’ll do whatever we can do to help him be successful in his life."
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|P2||8/18/14||@ WAS||8:00 pm|
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|10||11/6/14||@ CIN||8:25 pm|
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|17||12/28/14||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
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