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08/12/14 - WRs Josh Gordon (abdomen) and Nate Burleson (hamstring) missed practice Tuesday.
08/11/14 - WR Josh Gordon was held from practice with an undisclosed injury on Monday. He is expected to return on Tuesday.
07/29/14 - WR Josh Gordon and his attorney will argue in an appeal to the NFL on Friday that second-hand smoke resulted in a failed drug test.
Gordon is working with Maurice Suh, the lawyer who assisted Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman in his case against the NFL in 2012. Sherman's four-game suspension was waived.
Gordon is facing a one-year suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy for a third time. If the suspension is upheld, he will not be able to apply for reinstatement until one year has passed.
According to ESPN.com, Gordon was just over the threshold with his failed test with one of his samples. A second sample was more than a nonogram per milliliter below the cutoff line. His legal team plans to call witnesses to testify that the scores are an indication of second-hand smoke.
ProFootballTalk.com reported that Gordon has passed 70 or more drug tests since last year when he entered Stage II of the NFL's drug program.
Gordon missed the first two games of the 2013 season after a positive test for a banned substance, which he said was codeine from cough syrup.
Gordon's July 5 arrest in North Carolina for DWI will have no impact on his appeal Friday, according to ESPN.com.
RB Steven Jackson sat out Tuesday's practice with a right hamstring injury, but head coach Mike Smith expects Jackson to be ready in time for the regular-season opener against the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 7.
Smith noted it was not the hamstring that Jackson injured in Week 2 last season, when the veteran struggled out of the gate and had his streak of eight consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons snapped, finishing with 543 yards and six touchdowns on 157 carries. However, it continues a series of soft-tissue issues the 31 year old Jackson has dealt with in recent seasons.
With Jackson sidelined, veteran Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Devonta Freeman will shoulder the bulk of the workload, with Antone Smith also likely to see increased snaps.
07/24/14 - WR Josh Gordon will appeal a pending one-year suspension in a meeting with NFL officials on Aug. 1, according to an ESPN report.
Gordon has a string off off-field incidents since entering the NFL as a Supplemental Draft pick in 2012, and is facing a yearlong suspension following another failed drug test this offseason. The suspension was reported leading up to the NFL Draft in May, two months before Gordon was charged with a DWI in North Carolina earlier this month.
The Browns open training camp Saturday, and will not know Gordon's status for at least another week. However, coach Mike Pettine made it clear that the franchise has no intention of giving up on the troubled receiver.
06/01/14 - WR Josh Gordon ran into more trouble last weekend -- this time on the highway.
Gordon, already facing a possible NFL suspension for a failed drug test, received a speeding ticket in Strongsville, Ohio, last Sunday when his 2014 Mercedes-Benz SUV was clocked at 74 mph in a 60 mph zone on I-71. Gordon's passenger was cited for marijuana possession.
A court appearance for Gordon is scheduled Wednesday.
Police found less than 200 grams of marijuana in a blue bag that carried identification during the traffic stop. According to reports, Gordon's passenger acknowledged that it was theirs.
ESPN's Outside the Lines reported on May 9 that Gordon could receive an indefinite suspension for a failed drug test. He missed the first two games last season because of a drug-related suspension but returned to lead the NFL in receiving yards, catching 87 passes for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns.
Gordon was named to the Pro Bowl and All-Pro teams after the regular season, his second in the NFL.