-- BALTIMORE -- Josh Gordon's camp will work to get the wide receiver paid for the last week of the season, which the Cleveland Browns don't have to do after placing him on the reserve/suspended list Saturday for missing a morning walk-through, according to a league source.
Gordon's latest suspension affects his free-agency plans. Gordon was set to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2015 season but needed to play six games -- or be paid for six game weeks -- to get the accrued season in 2014. Now he won't become an unrestricted free agent until after the 2016 season, since players must have four NFL seasons to reach such status, unless he is successful in his efforts to get paid for his Week 17 absence.
If he is unsuccessful in his attempt to get paid for this week, he will be a restricted free agent after the 2015 season, meaning the Browns would have the right to match an offer sheet if he signed one with another team.
Gordon missed the first 10 games of 2014 after failing a league drug test. Gordon also missed two games in 2013 due to suspension.
The Browns feel they're justified in their stance since they try to treat every player with the same standards and Gordon has simply been unreliable by being late to or missing team activities, according to a source.
Gordon finished the year with 24 catches for 303 yards, becoming the first NFL receiver since Raymond Berry in 1961 to fail to score a touchdown in the year after leading the league in receiving, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Gordon reportedly was in attendance at a party thrown by Manziel on Friday night. The Browns also fined Manziel on Saturday for being late for treatment on his injured hamstring, a source told ESPN.