Jackson: Josh Gordon 'very close' to returning

The Browns are dealing with several injuries at wide receiver at the moment, but they’re drawing closer and closer to getting Josh Gordon fully back into the mix.

Gordon, who has yet to practice with the team because of a quad issue, took part in Sunday’s walkthrough and coach Hue Jackson deemed him “very close” to being given the green light to take the next step in his return to action. Jackson said that the team has worked to make sure that Gordon is fit enough to step right in when he’s cleared to practice and to set up a process that keeps him fit when he serves his four-game suspension to start the year.

Fantasy Impact: 

One facet of Gordon’s condition that has improved is his weight. Jackson said he was overweight upon his return to the team from missing all of last year while suspended, but that “some of its come off already” and the coach is confident that Gordon will be where he needs to be before too long, the story continued to say. Of course, Gordon will miss the first four games of the season due to suspension, but we still have him ranked 46th on our WR list with a 10th round ADP.

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