Browns receiver Josh Gordon was spared on Suspension Thursday, but should hear something soon about his indefinite drug ban.

According to profootballtalk.com's Mike Florio, Gordon's appeal hearing has been set for late July -- unless the NFL and NFLPA agree on a reduced suspension before then.

As it stands, Gordon faces a minimum year-long ban, after which he must apply for reinstatement with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. During his time off, he must test clean to be re-instated.

If the suspension is upheld, he'll essentially be kicked out of the league until Goodell decides whether or not to let him back in -- and won't be able to practice with the team or attend meetings. The ban begins when the suspension is announced, not when Gordon received the letter in April.

Even if the ban is reduced, Gordon will likely not be able to remain with the team during his time off.

News of Gordon's appeal hearing came on the same day that three players were suspended for drugs: Chiefs offensive Rokevious Watkins received a four-game ban for violating the league's substance abuse policy, Colts receiver Lavon Brazill received the indefinite ban for the substance abuse policy and 2013 No. 3 overall pick Dion Jordan of the Dolphins received a four-game suspension for performance-enhancing substances.

Brazill was the third player this offseason to be be suspended indefinitely under the substance abuse policy. The first was former Redskins and current free agent tight end Fred Davis, who was suspended in February and the second was Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington, who was suspended in May.