If reinstated, Browns may welcome WR Josh Gordon back

Mary Kay Cabot: If Josh Gordon is reinstated after he's eligible to apply on Aug. 1, the Browns will sit down with him and assess where he's at. Hue Jackson has said everyone will begin with a clean slate and that includes Gordon. Jackson will look him in the eyes and try to determine if he's as committed as he needs to be. I'm guessing that Jackson will be surprised by Gordon, who's nothing like his public personna. Jackson just has to decide if he thinks Gordon can stay clean and not test positive again, which would result in another indefinite suspension. Jim Brown told cleveland.com that Gordon's been in rehab, which should help his case with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. But no one knows yet if it will be enough for reinstatement, or enough for the Browns to trust him.

Fantasy Impact: 

Gordon would drastically alter the fantasy landscape in Cleveland, though he last caught a pass in December of 2014. He played five games that season, averaging 4.8 catches for 61 yards. We're not optimistic that he'll be reinstated, though the league has left the door open. He was reportedly living with Johnny Manziel in the spring, but according to former great Jim Brown, Gordon has been in rehab this summer. Gordon is worth a late-round flier, especially in non-best ball leagues where owners can cut him and move on if he isn't reinstated.

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