Josh Gordon's time in Cleveland may not be up yet.
Browns general manager Sashi Brown on Wednesday suggested the team could still be interested in the controversial wide receiver if he is ever reinstated by the NFL.
"Listen, assuming he would play at the level we started to see glimpses of last preseason and certainly in the league before, [Gordon] would be a talent I think no team in the NFL would turn down if he got back in," Brown said, via ESPN Cleveland. "Our decision with Josh is just understanding where he is in this process and being able to have him.
"We’re not in position at wide receiver to turn down a guy like Josh if we feel he’s settled himself. Josh is going to have an opportunity to reapply to the NFL and at that time we’ll make a decision when we know what’s going on."
Gordon entered himself into a rehab facility last September and has been working out with former Olympian-turned-speed-coach Tim Montgomery in an effort to get back to playing football.
Gordon, who hasn't played since December 2014, was suspended for two games in 2013, another 10 games in 2014, the entirety of the 2015 season and another four games in the 2016 season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. He remains on the reserve/suspended by commissioner list after finishing his alcohol rehab stint last October.