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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon practices before an NFL preseason football game against the Chicago Bears, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Brown's WR Josh Gordon has been conditionally reinstated into the NFL


Guess who is back in the NFL??? Josh Gordon!!! Go right now and add him to your fantasy team!!! (I know, I just did!)

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met with the Browns former Pro Bowler on Wednesday in New York and is allowing him to return after a three-year absence.

Gordon has missed Cleveland's past 41 games and hasn't played in the regular season since Dec. 21, 2014.

Gordon can immediately join the team for meetings, engage in conditioning work and individual workouts. However, since he is conditionally reinstated, he has to comply with requirements set by Goodell and can begin practicing with the team on Nov. 20.

At the team's discretion, he will be eligible to return to active status on Nov. 27 or remain on the commissioner's exempt list for an additional week before returning to active status.

"As emphasized at today's meeting, everyone — including Josh's teammates and coaches, the Browns' ownership and organization, the program professionals and all of us at the league office — want him to have every opportunity to resume his career and to be successful in the NFL," Goodell said. "Whether that happens, however, at the end of the day will depend on Josh. His commitment to sobriety and to reaching his goals in football and beyond will determine his success. It ultimately is up to Josh."

Gordon has been in and out of rehab over the past year. He had been suspended indefinitely since 2016 for multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy.

If he abides by Goodell's stipulations, Gordon could play in Cleveland's final five games this season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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