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Browns' Josh Gordon: Reinstatement request denied
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The NFL has denied Josh Gordon 's request for reinstatement from his one-year suspension for repeated violations of the league's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Gordon's next opportunity to apply for reinstatement will arrive on Aug. 1, according Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

On Monday, it was widely reported that Gordon had failed a drug test in March. Both the A and B samples were revealed to have "traces of marijuana and dilute," and despite the former falling short of the threshold required for a positive test, his presence in Stage 3 of the drug program sealed his fate. Once Aug. 1 rolls around, Gordon will have the chance to reapply, though commissioner Roger Goodell is notorious for taking longer than the 60-day mandate for a response recommended under the current CBA. As a result, Gordon is in danger of missing his second season in a row.

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Browns' Josh Gordon: Reportedly fails a drug test last month
by RotoWire Staff | Special to relays that Gordon reportedly failed a drug test last month.

Gordon, who remains suspended indefinitely by the NFL, had applied to the league for reinstatement this winter, but if this latest report is accurate, then his cause on the reinstatement front would obviously take a hit. Per, the drug test said to be in question here "showed traces of marijuana and dilute." The talented 24-year-old wideout last took an NFL field for a game back on Dec. 21, 2014.

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Browns' Josh Gordon: Reinstatement call on hold
by RotoWire Staff | Special to

While a decision on Gordon's potential reinstatement is not imminent, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suggested that his staff is working toward that end, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

The commissioner indicated that he may elect to meet with Gordon -- who was suspended indefinitely last January for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy -- before making a call on the wideout's request for reinstatement. With that in mind, Goodell noted that he'll know more on that front in a week or two once he gets a report from his staff. Given such a time-frame, Gordon's status probably won't be clarified in advance of the Browns offseason program, which starts on April 4. That said, it appears as though there is hope that there could be some resolution with regard to Gordon's 2016 playing status in advance of the NFL Draft, which takes place April 28-30.

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Browns' Josh Gordon: League ruling "when appropriate"
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Gordon's bid for reinstatement will be ruled upon by the league "when appropriate", reports.

Gordon has been suspended for over a year after multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy, but recently filed for reinstatement. While the league has yet to rule on Gordon's case, according to an NFL spokesperson, any decision will be made once the league has the necessary information to render a decision. Given that unclear timeframe, and the fact that Gordon has been suspended for 27 of the Browns' last 32 games, Cleveland is understandably not counting on the wideout's availability, even though his potential reinstatement would inevitably impact the team in some fashion.

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Browns' Josh Gordon: On the path to reinstatement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cleveland Browns Executive Vice President Sashi Brown suggested Thursday that "by all signs, ( Josh Gordon ) is on the path to come back and be reinstated" from his NFL-imposed suspension, reports.

The talented wideout has officially applied for reinstatement, though the report suggests that the Browns do not expect to have a final decision regarding Gordon's playing status before free agency begins next month. Per the Cleveland Plain Dealer, in the event that Gordon is reinstated, which seems a likely outcome at this stage, the team is inclined to "welcome him back if he's doing the right things." Gordon was most recently suspended for the entire 2015 season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy and as notes, in the event that the wideout slips up again, he would face an indefinite suspension by the league.

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