Browns WR Josh Gordon To "Step Away" From Football, Enter Rehab Facility

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon's return to the NFL has taken another step back. The former All-Pro wideout announced on through the team that he is stepping away from football to "gain full control of his life."

Gordon missed all of the 2015 season for violating the league's substance abuse policy, but was reinstated to the league this year as long as he served a four-game suspension. Sunday's game against the Redskins is the last game of that suspension, meaning he would be eligible to return to the Browns next week before their game against the Patriots.

Many believe that this means Gordon is unlikely to ever play for the Browns again. He is in the final year of his rookie deal and will be a restricted free agent this offseason.

Gordon played in just five games in 2014 due to another suspension, and caught 24 passes for 303 yards. In just 14 games in 2013 (also due to suspension), he led the NFL with 1,646 receiving yards.

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