Browns coach Hue Jackson welcomed a “different” Josh Gordon again to the workforce facility. On Wednesday, the huge receiver joined his teammates for the primary time in additional than a yr.
Jackson mentioned Gordon isn’t the identical particular person he was in 2016.
“I don’t think he’s [being untruthful],” Jackson mentioned Wednesday, through Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “He’s had his butt kicked up over his shoulders quite a few times. At some point in time you mature. What I see is a guy who’s grateful for the opportunity to be back here, grateful to have the opportunity to be in the National Football League and wants to have a better life.”
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell conditionally reinstated Gordon final week. Gordon can work out on his personal and attend conferences earlier than returning to observe Nov. 20 and to the sector Dec. three.
“It’s a two-way street,” Jackson mentioned. “We also have to earn his trust. Over time it will show itself where we are, but we’re going to support him, and we’re going to give him every opportunity to do the things that he needs to do to be a part of this football team.”
The query now could be: Can Gordon change into the participant he was in 2014?
Gordon mentioned Wednesday his objective is to “become the best wide receiver of all time.”