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By Andrew Sears, Browns Correspondent, Wed, Aug 27th 1:12pm EDT

Schefter reports that the appeal on Gordon's suspension was upheld and the Browns' star WR will be out of action for the next year. Gordon will be able to apply for reinstatement at the end of the 2014 season to determine if he's eligible to participate in the Browns' 2015 OTAs and training camp. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is obviously difficult (but not entirely unexpected) news for Gordon. There was some hope that the suspension would be reduced to less than the full season. As it stands now, Jordan Cameron becomes the centerpiece of the Browns' passing game while Andrew Hawkins and Miles Austin will see moderate bumps in value.

By Graham Barfield, Browns Correspondent, Sun, Aug 24th 5:56pm EDT

Here is the full Mike Pettine quote: "Knowing that the decision is looming, we're fairly certain that we're not going to have him for at minimum some part of the year..." (Source: Nate Ulrich - Akron)

Fantasy Impact: The Browns are being realistic. They know they will likely be without Josh Gordon for some period of time; however, this could mean, four, eight, or sixteen games. Again, without clarity, it's tough to say where Josh Gordon should be drafted. His ADP is currently in the middle of the 9th round and if Gordon does only miss four or eight games, he could be a massive value heading in to the 2014 season.

By Graham Barfield, Browns Correspondent, Fri, Aug 22nd 4:05pm EDT

Browns beat reporter Mary Kay Cabot says that the news on Josh Gordon's pending or non-pending suspension is not expected today. (Source: Mary Kay Cabot)

Fantasy Impact: It's a bit surprising that the NFL has not come down with a ruling on whether or not Josh Gordon will play, at all, in the 2014 season. Hopefully we'll get some solid news this weekend or early next week. Josh Gordon continues to be drafted in the late-9th round.

By Matthew Dorfman, Browns Correspondent, Tue, Aug 19th 4:22pm EDT

Josh Gordon had 1 catch for 8 yards on 5 targets.

Fantasy Impact: Gordon was unusually unimpressive in Monday’s preseason game. He only had one reception for 8 yards. He was getting throws from two different quarterbacks. The receiving corps will continue to struggle while the quarterback competition continues. Josh Gordon had 3 different quarterbacks last season and was still a fantasy monster. There is still no news about his pending suspension, and that is all that is standing in the way of him being one of fantasy's best receivers.

By Graham Barfield, Browns Correspondent, Tue, Aug 5th 11:16pm EDT

The Cleveland Browns are "bracing themselves" for Gordon to be suspended at least eight games. (Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Fantasy Impact: Gordon's appeal has two outcomes. The first being that if Gordon wins his appeal, he'll resume his career and won't be suspended. If he loses, he'll be suspended and banned from the team for a year. The best case scenario is that Gordon can settle and get an 8 game suspension. "The Browns know that no NFL player has ever won an appeal based on second-hand smoke and that Gordon will be hard-pressed to end up with anything less than the indefinite ban", said Mary Kay Cabot (Cleveland Plain Dealer). A decision on Gordon's appeal is expected in 1-3 weeks.

By Graham Barfield, Browns Correspondent, Tue, Aug 5th 11:53am EDT

Mary Kay Cabot (Cleveland Plain Dealer) is reporting that suspended WR Josh Gordon expects a decision on his pending appeal in 1-3 weeks. (Source: Mary Kay Cabot)

Fantasy Impact: Gordon's hearing concluded yesterday (8/4/14) and the 1-3 week time frame is a bit strange because it is longer than most expected. All fantasy owners can do is wait for the ruling to be dolled out at this point.

By Matthew Terelle, Browns Correspondent, Wed, Jul 30th 4:43pm EDT

Josh Gordon now has a slight chance of avoiding an indefinite suspension for the upcoming NFL season. The plan outlined by Gordon's agent and lawyer is to use the argument that Gordon was subjected to secondhand smoke and therefore failed the subsequent drug test. Grossi feels there is a perfect storm of events working in Gordon's favor by putting pressure on the NFL. These include Ray Rice only getting suspended two games for domestic violence and Colts Owner Jim Irsay getting arrested in March for driving while intoxicated. (Source: Tony Grossi)

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners would be wise to keep an eye on the proceedings this Friday, August 1. If Gordon's expected year-long suspension is lowered to eight games or less, he becomes an attractive target in dynasty leagues and worth a late round pick in redraft leagues with deep benches.

By Matthew Terelle, Browns Correspondent, Fri, Jul 25th 5:26pm EDT

Josh Gordon is indeed in attendance as Browns training camp opened for veterans today. He took part in the conditioning test and appeared to be in good shape. (Source: Mary Kay Cabot on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gordon's future still remains up in the air until his appeal is heard by the NFL. Fantasy owners should plan on him not being available for the 2014 season and he is undraftable except perhaps as a flier in deep leagues. Gordon's presence at camp, however, may indicate that he remains in Cleveland's plans for the future. There was some speculation that the team would cut ties with the talented but troubled wide receiver. He remains a hold in dynasty leagues.

By Clinton Ho, Browns Correspondent, Fri, Jul 18th 3:24pm EDT

Josh Gordon's agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed that Gordon's appeal hearing regarding his drug suspension is coming up soon. (Source: Mary Kay Cabot)

Fantasy Impact: Without any specific details as to when Gordon's hearing will take place, the expectation for fantasy owners should be that he won't play in 2014. Nothing is confirmed, but the Browns' star cornerback, Joe Haden, was suspended in 2012 for four games after his first failed drug test. In Gordon's case, he has had a history with violations of the substance abuse policy leading most to believe he won't be a factor in 2014.

By Andrew Sears, Browns Correspondent, Tue, Jul 8th 2:15am EDT

Gordon was arrested at 3am on Saturday after being pulled over for speeding. The police officer on duty stated that Gordon was "appreciably impaired." (Source: Mary Cay Cabot)

Fantasy Impact: Gordon was already facing a 16 game suspension for a failed drug test. There was some hope that the suspension would get reduced but he'll almost assuredly be suspended for the year now (and possibly longer). It goes without saying that Gordon should not be drafted in redraft leagues in 2014.

ProFootballTalk | Aug 27th
They could have traded him last year, for a second-round draft pick and more.  They could have drafted Sammy Watkins to replace him. They did neither, and now the Browns will proceed without a clear-cut No. 1 receiver. So how will the Browns do without Josh Gordon?  Answer the poll question below, and then tune…
Breaking Football | Aug 27th
Josh Gordon has been in the NFL for about five minutes, yet he’s been suspended about 80 times already, it seems. He failed three drug tests in college at Baylor, and was suspended there, too. Wednesday the NFL announced that it has decided to uphold Gordon’s yearlong suspension for his third failed drug test in the pros. Gordon appealed the suspension, and the NFL took forever to fina...
EDSFootball | Aug 27th
The good news is a decision has FINALLY been announced. The bad news, however, is that it wasn't what the Cleveland Browns, Josh Gordon and fantasy owners had hoped. That said, it was the most-likely scenario. Per Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports, the NFL has upheld Gordon's full-year suspension. After being suspended for the first two games of last season, Gordon led the NFL in receiving with a f... | Aug 27th
Josh Gordon: Gordon has been suspended for one year by the NFL for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, ESPN's Adam Schefter and NFL Network's Albert Breer report. Visit for more analysis on this update.
ProFootballTalk | Aug 27th
The good news for the Browns and Josh Gordon is that hearing officer Harold Henderson ultimately didn’t apply the substance-abuse policy as written regarding the duration of Gordon’s suspension.  The bad news is that Gordon will still miss the full season. But Gordon may be reinstated before August 27, 2015, which would mean that the…
ProFootballTalk | Aug 27th
Now that the NFL has suspended receiver Josh Gordon for the 2014 regular season (and, if the substance-abuse policy is applied as written, a full calendar year), the question becomes whether Gordon will continue to fight the ban. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, all options currently are on the table, including legal…
ProFootballTalk | Aug 27th
Josh Gordon’s one-year suspension for violating the substance abuse policy has been upheld by the NFL. The Browns will keep the wide receiver, placing him in the reserve-suspension list. The earliest he can be reinstated is August 27, 2015.
Rotoworld | Aug 27th
Suspended WR Josh Gordon can apply for reinstatement at the end of the 2014 season. | Aug 27th
The Browns waited nearly four months for the NFL to drop a year-long suspension on Josh Gordon. Aditi Kinkhabwala reports that the elongated timeline left Cleveland "extremely frustrated."
Razzball | Aug 27th
Don't worry, I got five on it. Despite pre-season nearly over and the media being inundated with "best shape of my life" stories and covering the on-going suicide watch of the Chiefs defense, there is one story, in particular, that was being watched closely by both the NFL and fantasy football fans alike. And that story was the Indianapolis Colts cutting LaVon Brazil after being suspended for the...
ESPN | Aug 27th
Josh Gordon will miss the entire 2014 season following the NFL's announcement Wednesday that it has upheld the Cleveland Browns receiver's yearlong suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
ESPN | Aug 27th
Josh Gordon will miss the entire 2014 season following the NFL's announcement Wednesday that it has upheld the Cleveland Browns receiver's yearlong suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
ProFootballTalk | Aug 27th
It’s official.  The NFL has suspended Browns receiver Josh Gordon for a full year, effective immediately. The banishment, first proposed more than three months ago and languishing on appeal until today, has been announced by the league. “Appeals officer Harold Henderson has upheld the suspension for the 2014 NFL season of Cleveland Browns wide receiver…
ProFootballTalk | Aug 27th
Nearly four months after the NFL proposed a one-year suspension for Browns receiver Josh Gordon, a decision has been reached on his appeal. Per a league source, hearing officer Harold Henderson has upheld the one-year suspension for Gordon’s latest violation of the subtance-abuse policy. It means that Gordon will be banished from the team and… | Aug 27th
After weeks of anticipation, the NFL has ruled on the fate of Browns receiver Josh Gordon, suspending him for one season on Wednesday for violating the league's substance abuse policy, per a source.
Rotoworld | Aug 27th
Josh Gordon's one-year suspension for violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy has been upheld on appeal.
Rotoworld | Aug 27th
Browns sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter that the team is "baffled as to why Josh Gordon ruling has taken so long."
The Football Girl | Aug 27th
Awaiting his fate. If he somehow gets off, he's top-4.
ProFootballTalk | Aug 27th
ProFootballTalk: Mike Florio and Russ Thaler break down news and note from around the NFL, including the latest on Josh Gordon’s appeal, Robert Griffin III not playing in fourth preseason game and Mike Pouncey starting the season on the PUP list.
ProFootballTalk | Aug 26th
It’s not known whether Browns receiver Josh Gordon will go the StarCaps route if/when he’s officially suspended for a year, filing a lawsuit attacking the arbitration decision and seeking a preliminary injunction that would allow him to play until the litigation ends. If Gordon chooses to go that route, the 22-days-and-counting lag since the completion…
ProFootballTalk | Aug 26th
Lost in the lingering delay regarding Brown receiver Josh Gordon’s appeal is the fact that Gordon faces DUI charges in North Carolina. Per the Associated Press, a hearing scheduled for Tuesday has been continued until November. The DUI has no bearing on Gordon’s pending suspension for violating the substance-abuse policy.  However, his history of substance-abuse…
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Aug 25th
Could be missing a number of games this year, so draft with caution.
EDSFootball | Aug 22nd
Hurry up. And wait. The NFL season begins in 13 days (but who's counting?) and there won't be a decision this week on the looming full-year suspension of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. This was a week many involved believed the #Browns WR Josh Gordon verdict would come down. Alas, it will not. Perhaps next week? #staytuned— Ian Rapop...
Beast Dome | Aug 15th
FANTASY FOOTBALL: I Gotta Stay Hi-i-i-i-i-gh (Josh Gordon Strategy)   By Muntradamus   BEAST DOME NATION. Before we get into this article, two players will be posted in the... | Aug 7th
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The Fake Football | Aug 6th
  As we all wait for a decision in the Josh Gordon appeal, it seems as if the star wideout will take the field in Cleveland’s first preseason game in  Full Article » The post Training Camp Notes – Wednesday, August 6th appeared first on Fantasy Football Rankings & more, The Fake Football.
EDSFootball | Jul 24th
In early May, we found out that Browns receiver Josh Gordon was facing a one-year suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. It's been a long wait to find out the status of Gordon's appeal — or if the suspension will be less than a year although that appears unlikely. While the wait isn't yet over, we now know when that meeting will occur. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, Gor...
Fantasy Knuckleheads | Jul 7th
Josh Gordon’s DWI, What Should The NFL Do Next? After hearing the news that Josh Gordon’s DWI in Raleigh, NC over the weekend, I just shook my head and mumbled to myself, what a waste of talent. I wasn’t alone with my thoughts, as some of my friends and some of the people I follow on twitter were saying the same thing. Mike Golic […] Original Source
Dynasty League Football | Jul 6th
The sad tale of Josh Gordon has yet another chapter and it may be time to cut bait.
Fantasy Knuckleheads | Jul 5th
Browns’ Josh Gordon Getting Even Farther From Playing The idea of a dynamic offense led by explosive pro bowl wide receiver Josh Gordon is becoming farther and farther from reality for Cleveland Browns’ fans.  The breakout player in 2013 was arrested early this morning in Raleigh, NC for being suspected of driving under the influence.  Gordon was processed and released for bo...
EDSFootball | Jul 5th
With a looming full-season suspension already on the horizon, one would think that Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon would be on his best behavior. One would be wrong. According to reports, Gordon was arrested early this morning in Raleigh, NC on charges of driving while intoxicated. Despite being suspended for the first two games of the season last year, Gordon led the league in receiving yards...
KFFL | Jul 5th
We'll have to wait a bit longer for resolution on the Josh Gordon saga. Plus, Keith examines the continuously messy TE picture in Arizona.