March 1 (UPI) -- Enigmatic wide receiver Josh Gordon has always had first-round talent, but his stage to show it has been shaded with off-field antics.
Still only 25-years-old, Gordon hasn't played since 2014. The 2013 All-Pro was released from rehab in October after entering the program in September. The Cleveland Browns have stated that they are "moving on" from the ultra-talented playmaker.
But Gordon will apply for reinstatement into the NFL Wednesday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. If he is welcomed back into the league, he will likely have to find another team. He is currently suspended indefinitely for multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy.
"Josh is living with me and is in the best place mentally that he has been in dating back years before entering the NFL.," Gordon's manager Michael Johnson said, via Schefter. "He has taken the proper steps to treat his issues and has followed a very strict protocol that the league and our team here has laid out for him. He's also in the best shape of his life and feels even better than he did when he had his breakout year in 2013. This will be a special year for Josh and we are all very proud of the way he has taken the necessary steps to turn his life around."
Schefter reported in October that the Browns were attempting to trade Gordon in September. Last August, the Browns were allegedly asking for a second-round pick and more in a trade for the wide receiver, according to NFL.com.
Gordon was due to return to the Browns following a four-week suspension last season, before checking himself into the rehab prior to the Browns' Week 5 contest.
He last saw action in 2014, when he had 303 yards on 24 receptions in five games. Gordon is under contract for $1.06 million in 2017 and is a free agent in 2018.