It feels like it’s been forever since we’ve seen wideout Josh Gordon on the field. After putting forth a record-breaking season for the Cleveland Browns in 2013, the troubled receiver couldn’t seem to stay out of hot water with the NFL. A drug-test failure brought him a ten-game suspension to start the 2014 season, and another violation of the league’s substance policy ended his entire 2015 campaign well before it started.
Upon news of his latest suspension breaking, many Browns fans claimed the team needed to cut Gordon loose. It certainly appeared as though he was never going to learn, and a year away from football would likely only spell more trouble for him.
However, Cleveland took the smart route of just waiting his latest suspension out. If a year passed and he was still making mistakes, the team could cut him. At the other end of the spectrum, if he were to get his act together and come back much more dedicated, the Browns would be more than happy to still have him under contract.