Daily Dawg Tags: Wild bye week continues with Josh Gordon reinstatement

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The wild bye week continues for the Cleveland Browns as Josh Gordon has been conditionally reinstated by the NFL.

Just when Cleveland Browns fans thought the bye week couldn’t get any crazier, the NFL decided to reinstate Josh Gordon one day after the trade deadline.

The news helps distract from the disaster that was the attempted A.J. McCarron trade, and should do something to breathe life into the fanbase after the 0-8 start.

Gordon is eligible to return for the final five games of the season, but fans must remember this is a conditional reinstatement. But if he can go a few weeks without messing up, it is likely he will be on the field for the final five games.

That is, if the front office doesn’t cut him and drive the final nail into the hearts of fans.

Regardless of one’s opinions on Gordon, it is hard to deny his talent when he isn’t in trouble off the field. I am in no way saying that we should all openly trust him right away, but even the potential of him playing is more exciting than watching any of the current receivers take the field.

Gordon’s return still isn’t certain, and we also don’t know if he will earn back his roster spot. But what we do know is that there will at least potentially be a reason to watch this team in December.

We take a look at this and more in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

Josh Gordon granted conditional reinstatement 

"The Cleveland Browns learned on Wednesday that wide receiver Josh Gordon has been conditionally reinstated by the NFL. What comes next, however, is still a mystery."

3 main takeaways from the trade deadline

"The Cleveland Browns were in the news for all the wrong reasons when the NFL’s trade deadline passed. Here are three things that stand out from the fallout."

Josh Gordon could potentially play in final five games of 2017 (ESPN)

"Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been conditionally reinstated to the NFL, the league announced Wednesday."

We expected a bad team, so why are we upset about the Browns? (WFNY)

"We’ve all been there. Flipping through Netflix titles to find something new before settling on an older flick that looks interesting."

NFL news:

What is going on with Papa John’s and the NFL? (FanSided)

"Fans wondering why Papa John’s Pizza jokes are littering their Twitter feed should follow the money."

NFLPA files motion to stay Elliott suspension pending appeal (PFT)

"The effort to block Ezekiel Elliott‘s suspension continues, #asexpected."