New England Patriots receiver Josh Gordon and Oakland Raiders receiver Martavis Bryant are both currently serving indefinite suspensions from the NFL but could apply for reinstatement in time for training camp next season, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network.
If both players follow their respective treatment plan, the NFL Players Association could lay the ground work for official reinstatement in May.
Gordon is being treated at an inpatient facility in Gainesville, Fla., according to NESN. His suspension was triggered by diluted drug test samples.
Bryant was suspended indefinitely in December for violating the terms of his conditional reinstatement from a previous ban. His season was already over due to a knee injury that limited him to eight games. Like Gordon, he has an extensive history with substance abuse violations as he sat out the entire 2016 season due to suspension.
Should both receivers stay clean, there is a possibility each will have an opportunity to get back on the field.