Josh Gordon

BREAKING (but not really): Josh Gordon’s application for reinstatement into the NFL has been denied by the league.

This really isn’t that surprising.

Gordon’s application for reinstatement was submitted back in March and with this month’s denial from the NFL, Gordon can’t apply again for reinstatement until this fall.

The last time the 26-year-old wide receiver played in the NFL was back in 2014. Since then, he’s repeatedly been handed suspensions for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter recently spoke with Gordon’s business manager Michael Johnson, who told him Gordon is in “the best place mentally” since before he was drafted by the Browns in 2012.

Meanwhile, ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported that around two weeks ago, Gordon’s most recent agent, Joby Branion, ended their relationship and no longer represents him.

At the last NFL owners meetings, Browns’ executive VP of football operations Sashi Brown said if Gordon was reinstated he may have a shot at staying with the team.

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