Tim Montgomery, the former Olympic Gold medalist and world-record holder who's been working with Josh Gordon, said the Browns receiver is still in rehab but hopes to have his indefinite drug ban lifted soon after he gets out on Sept. 21.

"He's coming," Montgomery told cleveland.com. "I think he's going to be there this season."

Montgomery, who owns N.U.M.A. Speed in Gainesville, Fla., said Gordon checked himself back into rehab on June 21 in the hopes that a 90-day stint would be enough to convince the NFL to let him back in the league.

It's Gordon's fourth known trip to rehab, and he's set to be released in a little over a week.

"He's been clean, so we're hoping after 90 days he's reinstated and they put him back in the league, which it looks like they're going to do that,'' said Montgomery.

Gordon's bid for reinstatement was denied May 11, but the NFL told him he could re-apply again in the fall. The NFL declined comment Tuesday because of the confidential nature of the substance abuse program.