Browns activate Josh Gordon, set for season debut

CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns activated star wide receiver Josh Gordon, clearing the way for him to make his season debut on Sunday in Atlanta.

Cleveland officially activated the All-Pro from the exempt/commissioner permission list Saturday and waived backup outside linebacker Keith Pough.

The roster move with Gordon was a formality after he was reinstated earlier in the week after serving a 10-game league suspension for violating the drug policy. He'll be on the field at the Georgia Dome when the Browns (6-4) take on the Falcons (4-6).

Gordon, who led the NFL with 1,646 yards receiving in just 14 games last season, looked good in practice this week and will likely be in the starting lineup. After serving a two-game suspension last season, Gordon caught 10 passes for 146 yards in a win over Minnesota.

Pough spent the first 10 weeks on the Browns' practice squad.

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