The Cleveland Browns won't slow-play Josh Gordon's return.

Coach Hue Jackson said Thursday the receiver will start in his first game since December 21, 2014 when the Browns visit the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

"Are you kidding me? Yeah, he's going to start," Jackson said.

The coach noted that Gordon, who was conditionally reinstated on Nov. 1, has enough of a grasp of the playbook to run with the first-team in his debut. Gordon began practicing on Nov. 20.