Daily Dawg Tags: Josh Gordon reinstated by NFL
Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Tuesday, July 26.
The rookies, quarterbacks and injured veterans reported to training camp Monday, but one member of the Cleveland Browns stole the day’s headlines.
Wide receiver Josh Gordon was reinstated by Roger Goodell, although he will have to serve a four-game suspension to start the season. The reinstatement changes the landscape of the team’s offense, setting up Gordon and rookie Corey Coleman as the presumptive leading receivers this year. Along with Gary Barnidge and Duke Johnson on the field, the offense was given a major upgrade with the news.
The return of Gordon will continue to dominate the news cycle, but the speculation surrounding the team before camp officially begins on Friday will continue until the full team takes the field to begin the new era under Hue Jackson.
Let’s take a look at the news surrounding Gordon and the rest of the team in a Tuesday edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.
Cleveland Browns: Josh Gordon reinstated, suspended 4 games
"Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been officially reinstated by the NFL after missing all of the 2015 NFL season for his latest run-in with the league’s substance abuse policy. But before you start saving up for playoff tickets, Browns fans, there are some conditions to Gordon’s return to the team."
Cleveland Browns: 6 second-year players to watch in 2016
"The Cleveland Browns have not drafted well over the years as mistakes like Johnny Manziel and Justin Gilbert define the Ray Farmer front office nightmare. Over the years there have been plenty of other terrible draft picks, particularly in the first round. However, the 2015 draft may turn out better than expected for the Browns. Players selected in the first, second and third round all contributed last season."
Cleveland Browns: 3 storylines leading into training camp
"The Cleveland Browns are just days away from the beginning of yet another new era and season under new head coach Hue Jackson. Many burning questions surround the team heading into a season with much uncertainty."
Cleveland Browns: Rookies report to training camp today
"The Cleveland Browns do not officially open training camp until Friday, but several groups of players reported to Berea today to begin the 2016 NFL season. The rookies, quarterbacks and injured veterans reported to camp today to begin the new era of Browns football under head coach Hue Jackson."
Reminder: Josh Gordon’s 2013 season was incredible (The Ringer)
"In March, when Josh Gordon, serving an indefinite suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, reportedly failed another drug test just a few months after a last-ditch appeal for reinstatement, it looked like his banishment would become permanent. But on Monday, the league gave us a rare, pleasant surprise: The talented Browns receiver was granted a conditional reinstatement."
NFL’s decision on Josh Gordon gives Browns time to observe, learn (ESPN.com)
"The NFL made a difficult decision for the Cleveland Browns a little more tolerable when it conditionally reinstated Josh Gordon on Monday. Commissioner Roger Goodell allowed Gordon back, though the wide receiver will be suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season. The Browns now need to decide if Gordon is the kind of player and person they want to rely on going forward."
Junior Galette tears Achilles, out for 2016 NFL season (FanSided)
"According to NFL Network’s Rand Getlin, Washington Redskins outside linebacker Junior tore his Achilles’ tendon and will miss the entire 2016 NFL season. This is the other Achilles’, not the same one he tore before the 2015 NFL campaign."
NFL: ‘No credible evidence’ Peyton Manning used HGH (NFL.com)
"A seven-month NFL investigation “found no credible evidence that Peyton Manning was provided with or used HGH or other substances prohibited by the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances,” the league announced on Monday morning."
Report: NFL to investigate Aldon Smith video (SI.com)
"The NFL plans to investigate whether Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith violated protocol for a player seeking to gain reinstatement to the league after a substance abuse suspension, according to ESPN.com’s Ed Werder. A video, which was posted and archived on Smith’s Periscope account, shows a man and woman talking about a hand-rolled cigarette."