Player News

Review the latest player news for a specified group of players.
Josh Gordon Cle - WR
News: Gordon, who remains suspended by the NFL through Week 4 for violations of the league's substance abuse policies, released a statement Thursday relaying his decision to "enter an in-patient rehabilitation facility," ESPN.com reports. "After careful thought and deep consideration I've decided that I need to step away from pursuing my return to the Browns and my football career to enter an in-patient rehabilitation facility," Gordon said in the statement. (Sep 29)
Impact: Meanwhile, Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown noted in a statement of his own, that Gordon's "singular focus must be on his own health. We want nothing more than for Josh to be successful personally and professionally and will not comment on his status with the organization at this time." The wideout's return to the playing field is thus on hold, with no timetable outlined for when he might rejoin the Browns. Heading in Week 4, Terrelle Pryor and Andrew Hawkins are listed as the team's starting wideouts, with Corey Coleman sidelined by a hand injury. Gordon's continued absence, coupled with Coleman's injury, extends the window in which Pryor profiles as the team's top option at the position. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 5:57p ET)
Overall Rank: 1005 Position Rank: 364
% Started: 0.1 % Owned: 11.2
Josh Gordon Cle - WR
News: Gordon (quad/suspension) has been activated from the Browns' Non-Football Injury list and is expected to practice Monday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. (Aug 15)
Impact: Gordon was dealing with both a quad injury and conditioning issues while sitting out the Browns' practices to this point, but it appears he's ready to hit the field with his teammates once again Monday. A long-anticipated returnee, Gordon will aim to improve his chemistry with starting quarterback Robert Griffin going forward, and will be eligible to play in Cleveland's three remaining preseason games. While his activation Monday certainly bodes well for his preparation ahead of this season, the terms of Gordon's conditional reinstatement still leave him unable to play until Week 5 of the regular season. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:49a ET)
Overall Rank: 1005 Position Rank: 364
% Started: 0.1 % Owned: 11.2
Josh Gordon Cle - WR
News: Gordon -- who had been suspended by the NFL indefinitely since February of 2015 -- has been conditionally reinstated by the league, with the wideout set to serve a four-game suspension to start the upcoming season. (Jul 25)
Impact: Moreover, the report notes that Gordon will be able to take part in the Browns' upcoming training camp. Given that the reinstatement is described as conditional, Gordon must avoid any off-field issues in the meantime, but based on the four-game length of his pending sanction, he would be eligible to return to the team as of Monday, Oct. 3. The Browns take on the Patriots at home in Week 5, the very game that is slated to mark the return to action of New England QB Tom Brady. It remains to be seen what the Browns have in store for Gordon, both in the short-term and come Week 5, but the 25-year-old receiver -- who last played in an NFL game back in December of 2014 -- has the talent to reemerge as a fantasy factor in 2016, while giving the Browns a dangerous pass-catching option at wideout opposite highly-touted rookie Corey Coleman. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:34p ET)
Overall Rank: 1005 Position Rank: 364
% Started: 0.1 % Owned: 11.2