For the first time in 448 days, Josh Gordon suited up for a practice as a member of the Cleveland Browns.
Another step in his comeback took place on Wednesday afternoon as he was eligible to practice with the team and it looked like based on videos from media members that he hasn’t missed a beat.
92.3 The Fan’s Daryl Ruiter tweeted out that based on the twenty minutes the media got to watch of practice, Gordon is still the best wide receiver on the Browns roster which is very exciting yet disturbing since Gordon hasn’t practiced with the team since August of 2016 and hasn’t played in an NFL game since December of 2014.
One media member described Gordon as “big, fast and smooth.”
Head coach Hue Jackson took plenty of questions about Gordon after practice ended and was very pleased with how Gordon looked.
“He’s what I thought he was”, Jackson told reporters. Jackson even made the comparison to Bengals receiver AJ Green who the Browns will face this weekend.
When asked if he used Gordon in the first team offense, Jackson said, “You better best believe I did”.
Jackson also admitted that he was done with Gordon when the former All-Pro checked himself into rehab just days before reinstatement last year but has sat back and realized that Gordon is facing a difficult disease of addiction and that he’s a different person and has earned the right for another chance with the organization.
Gordon can officially be activated to the 53 man roster on November 27th and is eligible to play when the Browns face the Los Angeles Chargers on December 3rd which would be 1,078 days between his last game played and his first potential game back.