Winless Browns have ‘big plans’ for Josh Gordon’s return vs. Chargers

Expect Josh Gordon to take the field Sunday in Los Angeles.

The Browns are ready to play the wide receiver in his first regular season game since December 2014, coach Hue Jackson said during his Monday press conference.

“My plans for him? Oh boy, let me tell you,” Jackson said. “I got big plans for him. I plan for him to play and play as much as he can handle.”

Gordon has been suspended for the past 43 of the Browns’ 48 games due to repeated violations of the league’s substance abuse policy. He returned to practice for the first time Wednesday, and Friday he said he was “feeling good.”

“I think he is a very talented player,” Jackson said. “He needs to play, needs to get out there and play, but we have to see where he is and make sure how much can he handle, how much can he do.”

Gordon can be activated at any time this week to play Sunday, but Jackson said he will wait a couple of days.

The winless Browns will try to secure their first win of the season Sunday, when they take on the Chargers (5-6).