Report: Pettine says Browns will not cut troubled WR Gordon

Josh Gordon led the league in receiving yards last year with 1,646.

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Cleveland Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon has had a troubling offseason, but it appears as though it won’t cost him his place on the team.

Browns head coach Mike Pettine says the team has "no plans" to cut the Pro Bowl wideout and that he expects Gordon to report for training camp on Friday, The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports.

"We’re expecting him to report on Friday and be on the field,” Pettine said. "We have no plans to cut him I know there’s been a lot of debate over that, but I don’t see us having that debate.”

Gordon is facing an indefinite ban for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy for at least the third time. Pettine said that he expects to hear something about Gordon’s likely suspension in "the next 10 days to two weeks."

Gordon was arrested during the July 4 weekend for driving while impaired in Raleigh, N.C., with a blood-alcohol level of .09, which was above the state’s legal limit of .08.

Gordon had a breakout season in 2013, leading the league in receiving yards (1,646) and receiving yards per game (117.6).