Josh Gordon's long history of suspensions allowed the Browns to secure him for another year at a bargain price.

The former All-Pro wide receiver reported to team headquarters Monday for the start of the offseason workout program and signed as an exclusive rights free agent, meaning he's set to play the 2018 season under a one-year, $790,000 contract. He’s also scheduled to be eligible for restricted free agency in March and unrestricted free agency after the 2019 season.

Gordon, 27, would have been one of the highest-paid players at his position by now if his well-documented battle with drug and alcohol addiction hadn’t contributed to him being suspended by the NFL for nearly the past three years.

He led the league with 1,646 receiving yards and became an All-Pro selection in 2013. But then he missed 54 of the next 59 games because of recurring violations of the substance-abuse policy. He returned to action Dec. 3 and played in the final five games of the season, catching 18 passes for 335 yards and a touchdown on 43 targets.

The league's highest-paid receivers make $15-17 million a year. Last week, the Browns signed three-time Pro Bowl slot receiver Jarvis Landry to a five-year contract worth approximately $75.5 million, including $47 million guaranteed, after trading for him last month. His average annual salary ($15.1 million) ranks fifth and his guaranteed money is tied for third among receivers.

Gordon signing his exclusive rights tender was a formality because it prevented him from negotiating or signing with another team. The Browns extended the tender last month.

Fullback Danny Vitale, backup center Austin Reiter and backup receiver Matt Hazel also signed as exclusive rights free agents Monday. Vitale, Reiter and Hazel are scheduled to make $630,000 next season.