FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon warms up during the team's organized team activity at its NFL football training facility, in Berea, Ohio. Grordon, who has been suspended numerous times by the NFL for drug violations, announced on Twitter that he will not be with the team when camp opens later this week. Gordon says his absence “is a part of my overall health and treatment plan.”(AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

Browns unsure of Gordon return, discuss signing Bryant

July 25, 2018 - 1:38 pm

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — As they await clarity on Josh Gordon's confusing situation, Browns general manager John Dorsey says the club has discussed signing former Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant.

Gordon is missing the start of training camp as part of his treatment to battle drug and alcohol addictions. Dorsey does not know when Gordon will return to the Browns, and Wednesday the team changed the roster designation for him from the non-football illness list to "did not report."

Dorsey and coach Hue Jackson continue to support to Gordon, who has been suspended for 43 of Cleveland's last 48 games.

With Gordon's status unclear, Dorsey said the team is considering Bryant, a three-time Pro Bowler released by the Cowboys in April.

The 29-year-old Bryant led the NFL with 16 touchdowns in 2014.

Meanwhile, Browns wide receiver Ricardo Louis, who could have benefited from Gordon's absence, will miss the entire season following neck surgery.

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