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Gordon's one-year suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy has been officially reduced to 10 games, NFL.com reports.

Per the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Gordon is eligible to return to action in Week 12, for the Browns' Nov. 23 contest against the Falcons. The Plain Dealer adds that the wideout is not expected to face any additional suspension stemming from a recent DWI charge. Thus, assuming no further violations of the league's substance-abuse policy, Gordon is on track to be available for the Browns' final six games.

Josh Gordon WR CLE 1 Month7 Comments

The NFL has officially announced a change to its drug policy Tuesday night, and Gordon's one-year suspension has been reduced to 10 games, NFL.com's Albert Breer reports.

Momentum for a new drug policy had been building for the past couple of weeks, and as anticipated, Gordon's season will not be completely lost. While most of the other players that were under suspension were immediately reinstated after Tuesday's news, Gordon's status as a repeat offender won't allow him to join the Browns until Nov. 23. In pleading guilty to a DWI charge earlier in the day, Gordon likely saved himself from missing an additional two games. Given his overwhelming numbers over 14 games last season with subpar quarterback play, Gordon is probably worth stashing in most formats until he's eligible to return.

Josh Gordon WR CLE 1 Month7 Comments

Gordon (suspension) pled guilty to DWI in North Carolina on Tuesday, CBS Sports reports.

Gordon received 12 months of unsupervised probation and will be required to pay court costs and a fine for his July arrest. Currently suspended for the entire 2014 season, Gordon is believed to be destined to have his punishment reduced to 10 games, pending a final agreement on a new NFL drug-testing policy. However, when considering Gordon's guilty DWI plea, matters are complicated a bit. That's because the new league policy is expected to result in a two-game suspension for conviction of DWI. So while Gordon remains suspended, clarity on his future availability is contingent on the new drug-testing policy being finished.

Josh Gordon WR CLE 1 Month

Gordon is in line to have his season-long suspension reduced to 10 games, assuming the NFL's revised drug policy is approved, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

With that in mind, Schefter suggests that approval of the policy seems likely to occur within the next 24 hours. Along with the expected reduction of Gordon's suspension, the report notes that wideouts Wes Welker and Steadman Bailey, as well as defensive back Orlando Scandrick are on track to be reinstated, among others.

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The NFL and the NFLPA have not finalized an agreement on a new drug policy as of late Friday night, but Gordon remains in position to have his suspension reduced -- likely to 10 games -- if an agreement is reached as expected, the Akron Beacon-Journal reports.

The NFL's VP of PR Greg Aiello released a statement late Friday night indicating that the agreement has not been finalized, as there are still significant unresolved issues to be sorted out. The 32 player reps voted to approve the agreement earlier in the day Friday, but the NFLPA still needs to finalize the deal despite receiving the representatives' approval. In any case, a reduction to 10 games for a fourth career violation of the proposed new policy for his most recent positive marijuana test, Gordon faces an additional two games as a result of his July 5 DWI charge.

Josh Gordon WR CLE 1 Month7 Comments

Gordon's one-year suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy is in line to be reduced to 10 games once the NFL's revised drug policy is formally approved, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Gordon would thus be eligible to be reinstated Nov. 23, though the report adds that a pending a DWI hearing slated for Nov. 18 could possibly result in an addition two-game suspension for Gordon. Either way, it looks like we'll see the wideout later this season, perhaps not as soon as fantasy owners would prefer, but in time for the stretch run, at least.

Josh Gordon WR CLE 1 Month5 Comments

In the event that the NFL and NFL Players Association pass a revised drug policy, NFL.com reports that Gordon could have his suspension reduced to 10 games.

It's a notion echoed by ESPN's Adam Schefter, who previously suggested that Gordon's one-year suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy could be reduced to eight games. In any case, while the situation remains fluid, there seems to be movement toward some sort of resolution that could finally clarify Gordon's 2014 playing status.

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Gordon's suspension is expected to be reduced to eight games when the new NFL drug policy is approved, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

An agreement between the NFL and NFLPA could come as soon as Friday afternoon, so further clarifiication on Gordon's suspension could come shortly. An official decision on Gordon's status has not been made, but it is growing increasingly likely that will be eligible to play at some point this season.

Josh Gordon WR CLE 1 Month8 Comments

The NFL and NFL Players Association are reportedly hoping to finalize a new drug policy Thursday night that could potentially result in a reduced or overturned suspension for Gordon, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Meanwhile, Jason La Canfora of cbssports.com relays that the two sides have made some progress on key issues, while suggesting that it remains unclear how the proposed revised policy, if implemented, would affect Gordon's one-year suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. In any case, based on the reports, it appears as though things could be moving toward a resolution that could finally clarify Gordon's 2014 playing status.

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The NFL's player reps did not vote on the new drug policy Tuesday night, as expected, so Gordon will have to wait a little longer before learning whether his indefinite ban could be overturned, the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot reports.

Supposedly, the 32 reps decided that the policy needed to be revised before voting on it, but ESPN's Ed Werder reported that a vote could come as soon as Wednesday, and suspended players expecting reinstatement believe playing soon is possible. In Gordon's case, his ban could be overturned altogether, because under the new agreement, he wouldn't have tested positive for marijuana. Those who own Gordon will want to monitor his status closely Wednesday, as a vote could be imminent.