NFL reinstates suspended Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon

Gordon may participate in team meetings and other activities but can't practice during his suspension

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Browns' Josh Gordon (12) stretches before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C. Josh Gordon has asked the NFL for another chance. The suspended Browns wide receiver applied to the league for reinstatement, a person with direct knowledge of the process told the Associated Press on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. Gordon, who was banned for a year in February for multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy, formally asked Commissioner Roger Goodell to allow him back, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)
(AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) – Troubled Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been reinstated to the NFL on a conditional basis.

Commissioner Roger Goodell informed Gordon on Monday that he can rejoin the team during training camp and will be allowed to participate in meetings and conditioning work. The league said once Gordon meets clinical requirements, he will be allowed to participate in all preseason activities, including practices and games.

Gordon, who was suspended for a year for multiple violations of the league’s drug policies, will be suspended for the first four games of the 2016-17 season. He is eligible to return to the team on Oct. 3. During his suspension, Gordon may participate in team meetings and other activities but can’t practice.

Gordon met with Goodell last week, clearing the way for his partial return.

The Browns open training camp on Friday.

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