Daily Dawg Tags: Time for Josh Gordon to repay team’s faith

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The Cleveland Browns will welcome Josh Gordon back to the practice field this week. It is time for the troubled Gordon to start repaying the team’s faith in him.

Today is one of those days that could potentially be a turning point for the Cleveland Browns.

Wide receiver Josh Gordon is eligible to return to the practice field.

Gordon has been suspended for the past three years for multiple violations of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. At times it seemed as if there was no chance he would ever set foot on the practice field for the Browns or any other NFL team.

But he has been able to work his way back into the good graces of the league and the Browns and can start practicing with the team today and is eligible to be activated on Nov. 27.

The last time Gordon and the Browns were in this situation was in 2014, when Gordon returned from a suspension for a Week 11 meeting with the Atlanta Falcons. The Browns were in first place and pulled out a win that day against the Falcons to move to 7-4 on the season.

Everything went down hill from there for both the Browns and Gordon, who was disinterested, could not be bothered to learn the playbook, and was suspended by the team for the season’s final game.

Now, three years later, Gordon is set to return to a very different Browns team, which is 0-10 on the season and entering what will likely be the final week’s of head coach Hue Jackson’s tenure in Cleveland.

The offense can certainly use a boost as the Browns are averaging a league-low 15 points per game. Gordon and those close to him continue to claim that he is finally committed to his career and, if true, that can only help the on-field performance of the offense.

We won’t know if any of that is true or not for a few weeks, but the next step for Gordon begins today.

The Browns have upheld their end of the bargain when it comes to Gordon, supporting him as he has worked through his issues.

Now it is time for Gordon to repay that faith.

Cleveland Browns news:

Browns fall to 0-10 after loss to the Jaguars

The Cleveland Browns offense blew a great outing by the defense in a loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars that drops the Browns to 0-10 in 2017.

3 takeaways as the Browns fall to 0-10

The Cleveland Browns kept it close but ultimately fell to 0-10 on the season. Here are three takeaways from Sunday’s loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Haslams reportedly met with players to calm the waters

Cleveland Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam reportedly met with the players last week to offer some support and info on the rebuilding process.

Zach Banner showing potential

The Cleveland Browns may have found a future starter along the offensive line in backup tackle Zach Banner.

Refocused: Browns vs. Jaguars (Pro Football Focus)

"By virtue of sound defense and a ground-and-pound approach on offense, the Jacksonville Jaguars extended their win streak to four with their 19-7 win over the Cleveland Browns. With that, we give you our PFF exclusive takeaways from the contest for each team."

NFL news:

What Nathan Peterman had to say about historic failure (New York Upstate)

"What could Nathan Peterman say? There is no public relations handbook for what to say after you throw five interceptions in your first half as a starter in the NFL the way Peterman did in the Buffalo Bills’ 54-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Earlier in the week, Peterman said he was thankful that Sean McDermott gave him the opportunity to start for a 5-4 team. He couldn’t have felt to thankful when he was sitting on the bench in the second half after a disastrous 30 minutes of football."

After latest setback, Dolphins have an identity crisis (Miami Herald)

"So what now? The Dolphins, losers of four straight after their latest embarrassment, a 30-20 defeat at the hands of the awful Buccaneers, have an identity crisis. Who is the quarterback of this team — Matt Moore or Jay Cutler?"

Broncos fall to Bengals at home for first time in more than 40 years (Denver Post)

"Von Miller walked into the Broncos’ locker room at their Dove Valley training facility Friday afternoon, took off his helmet and turned to fellow linebackers Shane Ray and Shaq Barrett. The typically jovial veteran was visibly annoyed and tired and frustrated and feeling every emotion expected during a five-game losing streak."

Saints make history in overtime win over Redskins (NFL.com)

"After falling behind by 15 points late in the fourth quarter, the white-hot New Orleans Saints rallied for a pair of late touchdowns and an overtime field goal to pull off a thrilling 34-31 victory over the Washington Redskins in Week 11."