Beleaguered wide receiver Josh Gordon, who is serving an indefinite suspension for repeated violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy, applied for reinstatement back in January. Now, ESPN is reporting that Josh Gordon failed a drug test last month, something that certainly will not help him convince the league to allow him to play during the 2016 season. In fact, another violation means with near-certainty that Gordon will remain sidelined, as he was during the 2015 season.
Josh Gordon was acquired by the Cleveland Browns as a second-round supplemental draft pick in 2012. In 2013, he was the NFL receiving yards leader. His resume includes two consecutive 200-yard games and the most receiving yards in a single game in Browns history with 261. Unfortunately, his recent contributions to the team have been limited due to his perpetual suspensions.
Also in the AFC North, Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant is serving a year-long suspension due to repeated violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy. Bryant seems to be headed down the same path as Gordon, something which the Steelers organization and their fan base hope doesn't happen.
Meanwhile, CBS Sports reported on Monday that Johnny Manziel was not living with Von Miller, as he had intimated. Rather, he is rooming with none other than Josh Gordon. There has been speculation that Manziel, who was waived by the Cleveland Browns and is now a free agent, will sign with the Denver Broncos. Manziel's off-field issues have deterred teams from signing him so far, and the fact he is currently living with a player with a history of issues won't be too appealing for teams looking for Manziel's services in 2016.