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Browns WR Josh Gordon will step away from comeback attempt, enter inpatient rehab

By Nate Ulrich Published: September 29, 2016

Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon's comeback attempt has come to a screeching halt because he'll enter an inpatient rehabilitation facility. 

Gordon had been scheduled to return from suspension next week. He was slated to begin practicing Monday and play for the first time this season Oct. 9 against the New England Patriots.

But Gordon announced Thursday he's stepping away from pursuing a return to football.

"After careful thought and deep consideration I’ve decided that I need to step away from pursuing my return to the Browns and my football career to enter an in-patient rehabilitation facility," Gordon, an All-Pro selection in 2013, said in a prepared statement released by the Browns. "This is the right decision for me and one that I hope will enable me to gain full control of my life and continue on a path to reach my full potential as a person. I appreciate the support of the NFL, NFLPA, the Browns, my teammates, my agent and the community through this extremely challenging process."

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Browns offensive lineman Alvin Bailey's court date pushed back to next week

By Nate Ulrich Published: September 29, 2016

The attorney of Browns offensive lineman Alvin Bailey requested and received a continuance Thursday morning in North Royalton Mayor's Court, Detective Dave Loeding said.

Bailey was arrested early Monday morning in North Royalton and cited with operating a vehicle impaired, speeding, unsafe vehicle (cracked windshield), drug abuse, drug paraphernalia and failure to comply, according to a police report obtained by the Beacon Journal.

Bailey's original court date was scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, but it was changed to 9 a.m. Oct. 6 after attorney Kevin Spellacy appeared on Bailey's behalf and requested a continuance.

Browns coach Hue Jackson would not disclose Wednesday whether Bailey will start at right guard Sunday on the road against Washington.

“You will find that out on Sunday,” Jackson said.

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Why the Cleveland Browns must give Terrelle Pryor a contract extension now (podcast)

By Dan Kadar Published: September 27, 2016

On this week's Akron Beacon Journal and podcast, we look back at the team's narrow loss on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

The Browns lost 30-24 in overtime, but maybe we shouldn't feel so bad about this type of loss. Beat writer Nate Ulrich explains why that is the case, and how the amount of starters lost is already working against the team.

Nate also expands heavily on the play of wide receiver Terrelle Pryor. He says the Browns need to make a push on giving him a longer contract, but will they?

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Browns express 'extreme disappointment' in offensive lineman Alvin Bailey after arrest

By Nate Ulrich Published: September 26, 2016

Browns offensive lineman Alvin Bailey was arrested early Monday morning in North Royalton and charged with operating a vehicle impaired.

"We are aware of the incident and have spoken to Alvin to express our displeasure and extreme disappointment," Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown said Monday night in a prepared statement. "This is a matter that must be taken very seriously and we will comment further at the appropriate time."

Bailey, 25, is subject to discipline from the NFL under its personal-conduct policy. The league has been made aware of the incident.

A free-agent acquisition from Seattle, Bailey started Sunday's 30-24 overtime loss to the Miami Dolphins at right guard. His first start of the season was a result of John Greco moving from right guard to center in the starting lineup with Cameron Erving (bruised lung) sidelined.

Citing a police report, the Royalton Post reported Bailey was exiting his pick-up truck in a Cleveland Metroparks parking lot when an officer spotted him at 12:57 a.m. Bailey said he was letting air out of the truck's tires.

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