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Browns suspend Gordon, add Bates to roster


Wide receiver Josh Gordon was suspended on Saturday by the Cleveland Browns, who elevated wide receiver Phil Bates from the practice squad to replace Gordon, general manager Ray Farmer announced.

Gordon was suspended for violating team rules. He appeared in five games this season and caught 24 passes for 303 yards.

Bates was signed out of Ohio University by Seattle as an undrafted free agent in 2012 and made his NFL debut as a reserve with the Seahawks this season. He appeared in one game before being released and spent the last eight weeks on the Browns’ practice squad.

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