Josh Gordon has explored the possibility of playing in the Canadian Football League, but there are two roadblocks.

Montreal Alouettes GM Jim Popp has confirmed to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport that any suspended player under contract to an NFL team is ineligible to play in the Canadian Football League, saying "all leagues adhere to each other's contracts." Former Colts wide receiver LaVon Brazill is eligible because he's no longer under contract in Indianapolis.

Even if the CFL had an open-door policy, Gordon would need the Browns' permission to play north of the border.

A source familiar with the team's thinking tells Rapoport the Browns would not be inclined to grant that permission.

The Calgary Stampeders hold Gordon's CFL rights and are interested in acquiring him after his suspension.