CLEVELAND — Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon — who has gone from star to suspended outcast to sobriety — is getting yet another chance to resurrect his career and life.Gordon has been conditionally reinstated by commissioner Roger Goodell, who met with the onetime Pro Bowl player Wednesday in New York and is allowing him to return after a nearly three-year absence.Gordon, 26, who hasn't played since the 2014 season, can immediately join the team for meetings, conditioning work and individual workouts. He has to comply with requirements set forth by Goodell and can begin practicing with the team Nov. 20. Gordon will be eligible — at the team's discretion — to return to active status Nov. 27 or remain on the commissioner's exempt list for an additional week before returning to active status. "Everyone … wants him to have every opportunity to resume his career and to be successful in the NFL," Goodell said. "Whether that happens, however, at the end of the day will depend on Josh."If he abides by Goodell's stipulations, Gordon could play in Cleveland's final five games this season, beginning with a Dec. 3 matchup against the Chargers. Gordon, who had been suspended indefinitely since 2016, has been in and out of rehab over the past year. Last month, during leave from a rehab facility in Florida, Gordon revealed the depths of his addiction in a minidocumentary on uninterrupted.com. He disclosed his long history of alcohol and drug abuse, and acknowledged taking Xanax, cocaine, marijuana and other narcotics. "We've been informed of the league's decision to reinstate Josh," said Sashi Brown, the Browns' executive vice president of football operations. "We respect and commend Josh for taking the steps necessary to have the opportunity to return to the league. Josh will be in our building in the coming days, and we look forward to having him back and sitting with him to discuss his future on our team." The Browns have a bye this week, and players are off until Monday, when they'll begin practicing for their Nov. 12 game at Detroit. Browns' trade email mystery resolved: The mystery of the missing email has been solved in the Browns' failed trade attempt for Bengals backup quarterback AJ McCarron.The Bengals found an emailed trade agreement from the Browns that Cleveland sent shortly before Tuesday's 4 p.m. trade deadline, a Bengals spokeswoman said Wednesday morning. The Bengals were unfamiliar with the person who sent the email, and though it was sent at about 3:54 p.m., they were busy filing their trade paperwork to the league office, so the email was missed.The Bengals on Tuesday contended they never received the email from the Browns. None of this changes that the trade the teams agreed upon could not be finalized because the NFL never received a signed agreement from the Browns before the deadline.Dolphins: Jay Cutler rejoined practice after missing the last game with cracked ribs, and he's expected to start Sunday night against the Raiders. The starter at running back is uncertain, however, after Jay Ajayi was traded to the Eagles on Tuesday.