DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 09: Josh Gordon #12 of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to the start of the preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on August 9, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Browns 13-12 in a preseason game. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND - Josh Gordon was back on the practice field Wednesday after a long hiatus due to his battle with addiction.
"He's something. It was a good first day … He's what I thought he was.” — Hue Jackson on Josh Gordon’s first practice— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) November 22, 2017
"He's something. It was a good first day … He's what I thought he was.” — Hue Jackson on Josh Gordon’s first practice
Earlier this month, the Cleveland Browns announced that Gordon would be reinstated on a conditional basis.
Wednesday's appearance in Berea marked the first time he had participated in a practice since 2016. He hasn't played in a regular season game with the Browns since 2014.
Gordon has been upfront with his battle with addiction, opening up about substance abuse in a 13-minute documentary by the all-digital sports programming network Uninterrupted.
Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon opens up about substance abuse and the road back to the NFL
In November, Gordon admitted to even going so far as to drinking before games.
⚡️⚡️⚡️ pic.twitter.com/5IpkGNySsw— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) November 22, 2017
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