It looks like Josh Gordon's July 19 meeting with Roger Goodell went better than expected. The NFL announced on Monday that Gordon has been reinstated to the league, but with one catch: Gordon will be suspended for the first four games of the season.
The ruling comes just six days after Goodell and Gordon met in New York. At the time, the belief was that Goodell would take a few weeks to mull over a possible reinstatement. That didn't happen though.
Instead, the commissioner ended up taking less than a week to make his decision.
The reinstatement means that Gordon will be able to report for training camp with the Browns. The receiver is also eligible to play in each of Cleveland's four preseason games.
Gordon's four-game suspension will begin just before Week 1 in September. The good news for Gordon is that Goodell will be cutting him a break during his suspension. Once the suspension begins, Gordon will be allowed to attend team meetings, according to NFL.com.
The Browns receiver was also suspended for two games in 2013, 11 games in 2014 and for the entire 2015 season. The 2014 suspension combined a 10-game punishment from the NFL, and a one-game punishment from the Browns.