The Cleveland Browns begin the training camp without the broad receiver Josh Gordon.
Gordon, reinstated by the league in 2017, announced on Monday morning on Twitter that he will not report to camp on Wednesday when the rest of his teammates turn up.
While he did not go into detail, Gordon stated that the current treatment that keeps him away from the practice that surrounds his wellbeing has been agreed with the NFL, NFLPA and the Browns.
"To my Cleveland Browns and NFL family, I will personally reach you and tell you that I am not only physically but also mentally magnificent" Gordon tweeted . "You will notice that I will not be in Cleveland to start the training camp, rest assured that this is also part of my overall health and treatment plan."
"I appreciate the great support I've received from teammates, Friends, fans and the organization of the Browns. Just like you, I'm excited to start the season and I have every intention of being ready and available to join my teammates soon to bring profitable football to our fans. With the help of the NFL, the NFLPA, and the Browns organization, I was able to use the resources I had at my disposal to ensure my well-being on and off the pitch. By continuing to follow the plan set up by our medical director and his team, and doing so before the beginning of this season, we believe it will help me to sustain the progress that I have not only today but for many years have made. Thank you for your patience, love and support! Go Brown!
Brown's general manager John Dorsey expressed his support for Gordon in a statement .
"We will continue to support Josh while he receives the necessary care to ensure his progress," said Dorsey on the official website of the Browns: "We will respect his privacy, as long as he is not in the team. Josh will be added to the reserve list for non-footballers until he is ready to return.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero that there is no timeline for Gordon's status.
"We'll deal with it at the appropriate time," McCarthy told Pelissero . Gordon entered the league in 2012 as a supplemental draft pick with the Browns, but his career is with multiple suspensions for league substance violations
He did not play in 2015 and 2016 before joining in November 2017 In 40 career games, Gordon has 179 catches for 3,089 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Gordon's announcement seems to show that he'll be there Just in time for the start of the regular season, the Browns are back, and the Browns would certainly be out of contention Benefit from a revamped Empire with Gordon and Jarvis Landry.
No plans from Josh Gordon, who had a great offseason and showed that he was on his way to Recovery is to move on, said the source. As the statement by GM John Dorsey said, the team continues to support Gordon. He will be at the NFI until he is ready to return.
– Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero)
July 23, 2018