Given Josh Gordon’s well-documented battle with drug and alcohol addiction, the Browns can never be certain the former All-Pro wide receiver will be able to stay out of trouble and remain available to play. But right now, the organization’s leaders are optimistic about Gordon and his future. Browns General Manager John Dorsey made that clear in an interview with Pro Football Talk Live during the NFL Scouting Combine at the Indiana Convention Center. “I think Josh Gordon is a physical freak,” Dorsey said during the interview, which was recorded Thursday and posted online Friday. “I’ve sat down and talked to him, had numerous conversations, and my message to Josh Gordon is, ‘You know what? As long as you’re behind the Cleveland Browns 100 percent, I’m 100 percent behind Josh Gordon.’ “That’s my mindset. He and I have communicated, and there’s some things that I’ve helped him with and we’ve sat and discussed. But right now, I love where he is right now. I think he’s in a good place right now, but we’ll see how this thing moves forward.” Gordon, 26, was suspended for nearly three years of his prime because of recurring violations of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. After missing 44 consecutive games and 54 of 59, he returned to regular-season action on Dec. 3. He played in the final five games of the season and caught 18 passes for 335 yards and a touchdown on 43 targets.
Browns continue to support Josh Gordon
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