wide receiver has been conditionally reinstated to the NFL, the league announced Wednesday.
Per ESPN, Gordon was in New York City on Wednesday to meet with league officials, a source previously had confirmed to ESPN.
Gordon, 26, has not played in a game since Dec. 21, 2014. He had been suspended indefinitely since September 2016 without pay for multiple violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy.
The league said that, effective immediately, Gordon may join the Browns to attend meetings and engage in conditioning work and individual workouts.
Subject to compliance with clinical and other requirements, he will be placed on the commissioner's exempt list and be permitted to practice with the team beginning Nov. 20.
Beginning Nov. 27, Gordon will be eligible -- at the team's discretion -- to return to active status or to remain on the commissioner's exempt list for an additional week before returning to active status.
"We've been informed of the league's decision to reinstate Josh," said Browns executive vice president Sashi Brown. "The personal well-being of all our players is of the utmost importance to us. We respect and commend Josh for taking the steps necessary to have the opportunity to return to the league. Josh will be in our building in the coming days, and we look forward to having him back and sitting with him to discuss his future on our team."