Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon officially had his one-year suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy reduced to 10 games Friday.
The altered suspension comes as a result of the league’s revised drug policy that the NFL put into effect Tuesday. Under the new policy, all players currently serving one-year suspensions for marijuana use will have their sentences reduced to 10 games. In addition, Gordon is not expected to face any further discipline after pleading guilty to driving under the influence earlier this month, as the policy is not retroactive.
Gordon has already served two games of the suspension, which means he is expected to play in Week 12 against the Atlanta Falcons on Nov. 23.
Gordon’s reinstatement will likely be a boon to Cleveland in the final six weeks of the season, as he had 87 receptions for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games last season.