Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon already missed Cleveland's first 10 games of the season due to suspension, and now he's set to miss their last game of the season as well.
According to Fox Sports 1's Mike Garafolo, Gordon's suspension is the result of a missed walkthrough leading up to Sunday's season finale against the Baltimore Ravens.
Josh Gordon missed walkthrough and that's the reason for his suspension, source says. Unclear if this is the first such incident this yr.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 27, 2014
Gordon was originally suspended for the entire 2014 season after violating the league's substance abuse policy (his second offense), but the suspension was reduced to 10 games when the NFL updated that policy in September. A 2013 Pro-Bowler, Gordon is yet to score a touchdown in the five games since his suspension ended this season.
Cleveland has already been eliminated from postseason contention, but the Browns can finish their 2014 season 8-8 with a victory. QB Johnny Manziel will miss the game with a hamstring injury, and with Brian Hoyer also set to miss out with a shoulder injury, the team will turn to rookie Connor Shaw under center. First-year HC Mike Pettine has publicly backed Manziel despite his injury and slow start, but he is yet to address the Gordon situation in the media. This is Gordon's third suspension since signing with the Browns in 2012, but his first team-mandated suspension - the previous two were handed down by the NFL.
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