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  • Browns' Josh Gordon to be reinstated by NFL, can attend training camp

    Shalise Manza Young at Shutdown Corner21 hrs ago

    Some good news for the Cleveland Browns: receiver Josh Gordon, who had a sensational 2013 season, only to find himself on the sideline for much of the past two years thanks to repeated failures in the NFL drug testing program, can return to the team on a conditional basis.

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has given Gordon permission to participate in training camp and preseason games, but Gordon will be suspended for the first four games of the regular season. Since he is suspended under the substance abuse policy and not the performance-enhancing drugs policy, Gordon will be able to be at the Browns’ facility and take part in meetings during his suspension.

    Assuming Gordon meets all conditions, he can fully return to the team on Oct. 3, and play in Cleveland’s Week 5 game against the New England Patriots (Tom Brady will be back that day too).

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  • Dallas Cowboys bus involved in accident that killed four near Las Vegas

    Eric Edholm at Shutdown Corner1 day ago

    The Dallas Cowboys bus that often drives around team owner Jerry Jones in NFL cities was involved in a crash in Kingman, Ariz., an accident that killed four people in another vehicle, according to multiple reports.

    #breaking active scene of fatal crash involving #cowboys bus that killed 4 ppl #8NN pic.twitter.com/h3cntaZn2F

    — Brittany Edney (@BrittanyEdney) July 24, 2016

    Jones wasn’t on the bus at the time of the crash and no one on the Cowboys’ vehicle was injured, driver Emery Tyler told Shutdown Corner on Sunday.

    The accident occurred midway between Dallas and Oxnard, Calif., where the Cowboys hold training camp. It appears that there was a scheduled stop for an event in Las Vegas before reaching camp, but that appears to be on hold now. The accident happened about 70 miles from Las Vegas.

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  • 2016 NFL Preview: Jets' quarterback issue clouds everything else

    Frank Schwab at Shutdown Corner2 days ago

    Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per day in reverse order of our initial 2016 power rankings. No. 1 will be revealed on Aug. 6, the day before the Hall of Fame Game kicks off the preseason.

    We started this series on July 6, counting down all the teams in reverse power rankings order. The rankings had to be finalized a little before that, for production reasons.

    When these rankings were set, I had no idea what to do with the New York Jets. Almost a month later, I still don’t.

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