Gordon revealed on July 23rd that he would not report to Browns training camp as he worked through some personal issues. Gordon has been suspended multiple times for violations of the NFL's substance-abuse policy. The 27-year-old missed the entire 2015 and 2016 seasons before returning last year.
The wideout's status throughout training camp has been a mystery, with the team unsure when the dynamic playmaker might return.
On Saturday that question was finally answered.
"First off, we are pleased for Josh," Dorsey said in a statement. "His overall health and well-being is what is most important. We commend Josh for his hard work, commitment and focus on becoming the best version of himself. We are glad Josh has reached a point where he can return to our organization, be in our building and be around his teammates. As he assimilates back to our team, Josh will initially participate in meetings and conditioning and will gradually resume all football activities as deemed appropriate."
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero notes Gordon's return to the team is subject to certain conditions as he is still part of the NFL's substance abuse program. He can attend meetings and practices, but he cannot participate. Per Pelissero, no timetable has been set on the next steps in the process.
Gordon has played in just 10 NFL games since his breakout season in 2013. However, he displayed in his return last year that he still has the size and speed combination to be a dynamic wideout. If Gordon returns to form, he and Landry could become one of the best receiving duos in the NFL.
Coach Hue Jackson said he didn't believe Gordon's return rules out the team pursuing Bryant.