With the hearing officer assigned to the appeal of Browns receiver Josh Gordon’s suspension facing an all-or-nothing mandate, the player and the league have extra incentive to try to control the outcome via a negotiated compromise.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, a “slight chance” of a resolution exists. Any deal presumably would entail a suspension for Gordon that lasts less than a year.
If Gordon's sentence is reduced to eight games, he will hold middle round value on draft day. He has game-changing ability and owners who are confident in their ability to "get by" for the first nine weeks may be willing to use a valuable 6th-7th round pick on him.