Browns suspend Josh Gordon for ‘violation of team rules’

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns announced Saturday that they’ve suspended WR Josh Gordon for “violation of team rules.”

Gordon started all five games he appeared in this year, and totaled 24 receptions for 303 yards, according to a release.

Earlier this year, Gordon was given a one-year suspension for repeated violations of the NFL’s drug policy. The suspension was reduced to 10 games after changes to the league’s drug policy.

Gordon was allowed to rejoin the Browns in the middle of December.

He was also suspended for the first two regular season games in 2013 for violating NFL policy.

The Browns also announced Saturday they have elevated WR Phil Bates to active roster from the practice squad for Sunday’s game against the Ravens. It’s the Brown’s last game of the season.

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