Cleveland Browns: Josh Gordon declares himself 'clean and sober'

Josh Gordon says 'real work begins now' after returning to Browns

Josh Gordon says he's 'clean and sober,' wants to be best WR ever

On Wednesday, the newly reinstated Cleveland Browns wideout said now that he's on an National Football League roster once again, he's ready to be the top receiver to ever play the game.

"My goal is to be the best wide receiver of all time", Gordon said in a meeting with the Cleveland media. That means a return for Gordon to an National Football League field, if all goes right over the next month, would start on December 3 against the Los Angeles Chargers, giving him the chance to play in just five games this season.

"I look at every day as a new opportunity in making it the best I can with what I'm given and what I'm told to do".

"I think at some point in time, you mature and you understand what you need to do to accomplish your goals and to just be better. That's being the best wide receiver".

"Obviously, he is in our meetings, and then, he spends a lot of time with our strength-and-conditioning coach", Jackson said. "He's just shown his support throughout the entirety of my transition coming back and I'm glad to be working with him and I'm glad that he's here". He will be eligible to play on December 3 when the Browns visit the Los Angeles Chargers.

In a 13-minute documentary with UNINTERRUPTED as well as an in-depth interview with GQ magazine, Gordon confessed his sins as he laid out in detail his battle with alcohol and drug abuse throughout his life.

Gordon can attend team meetings and is eligible to start practicing with the Browns on November 20.

"Anything like that has already been stated", he said.

For multiple violations of the NFL's substance-abuse policy, Gordon was suspended for the better part of the last three seasons, but was conditionally reinstated by Commissioner Roger Goodell last week and reported to the team facility Tuesday, ready to get back to work. "I know I'm clean and sober and I'm looking forward to that".

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