By TOM WITHERS
AP Sports Writer
CLEVELAND (AP) – Troubled Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been reinstated to the NFL on a conditional basis.
Commissioner Roger Goodell informed Gordon on Monday that he can rejoin the team during training camp and will be allowed to participate in meetings and conditioning work. The league said once Gordon meets clinical requirements, he will be allowed to participate in all preseason activities, including practices and games.
Gordon, who was suspended for a year for multiple violations of the league’s drug policies, will be suspended for the first four games of the 2016-17 season. He is eligible to return to the team on Oct. 3. During his suspension, Gordon may participate in team meetings and other activities but can’t practice.
Gordon met with Goodell last week, clearing the way for his partial return.
The Browns open training camp on Friday.
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