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Browns set to welcome back suspended star wideout Josh Gordon on Monday after missing 10 games

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md. Gordon's 10-game suspension for repeated violations of the NFL's drug policy is set to end Monday, Nov. 17 when the Pro Bowler will be allowed to rejoin his teammates after being exiled since September. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md. Gordon's 10-game suspension for repeated violations of the NFL's drug policy is set to end Monday, Nov. 17 when the Pro Bowler will be allowed to rejoin his teammates after being exiled since September. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)  (The Associated Press)

Josh Gordon's 10-game suspension has dwindled to a few days. The Browns are on the verge of getting back their troubled big-play wide receiver.

Gordon will be allowed Monday to rejoin the Browns, who have managed to move into first place in the AFC North despite not having the Pro Bowler on the field all season. Gordon had a one-year ban reduced to 10 games on Sept. 19 for repeated violations of the NFL's drug policy.

Gordon led the league with 1,646 yards receiving, scored nine touchdowns and had consecutive 200-yard games last season. Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said Thursday he "can't wait to get him back."

The 23-year-old Gordon has only been allowed to work out by himself during the suspension.

Browns safety Donte Whitner said Gordon's mindset is "come back and do something special in the last six games."

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