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|Josh Gordon reinstatement "inevitable?" -- Tue Sep 9 9:26 am --|
Browns WR could end up playing in 2014
|ESPN Cleveland calls Josh Gordon's reinstatement to the NFL "inevitable." If a deal between the NFL and the union on a new drug policy is made, Gordon could get reinstated for some, if not all, of 2014. (ESPN Cleveland)|
FF Today's Take: There will likely be news on the new drug policy emerging today. This would make Gordon the top waiver wire add of Week 2 if the ban is somehow retroactively reduced or repealed.
|Welker, Gordon could have suspensions reduced -- Thu Sep 4 8:35 pm --|
NFL, NFLPA could come to agreement on new policy soon
|Broncos WR Wes Welker is suspended for the first four games of the season, and Browns WR Josh Gordon is suspended for the entire season. Both players have already appealed, and lost.
And yet thereís a chance that both players could still see their suspensions reduced. As Mike Florio reported on NBC, Welker, Gordon and potentially other players in the midst of suspensions could benefit from a new drug testing policy that the owners and players could agree upon soon. (Pro Football Talk)|
FF Today's Take: Offseason use of amphetamines would move from the PED policy to the substance-abuse policy, which would allow Welker to get by without a suspension as a first-time offender. Another change is that the threshold to trigger a positive result on a marijuana test would rise. That would affect Gordon because his positive test was just barely above the NFLís current threshold. What it means is that Welker could be available sooner than expected and Gordon is worthy of a stash.
|Josh Gordon to miss the 2014 season -- Wed Aug 27 1:35 pm --|
|Josh Gordon will miss the entire 2014 season after the NFL upheld the Cleveland Browns star's yearlong suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. "I'd like to apologize to my teammates, coaches, the Cleveland Browns organization and our fans," Gordon said. "I am very disappointed that the NFL and its hearing office didn't exercise better discretion and judgment in my case." (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Finally. You can cross Gordon of your re-draft cheatsheet for this season. The league will determine at a later date when Gordon is eligible to be reinstated. Miles Austin, Andrew Hawkins, and tight end Jordan Cameron will be the top three targets for the Browns' quarterbacks. Outside of Cameron, fantasy owners can avoid the Browns passing game.