Browns Notes: Gordon, Manziel, Austin

Getting by without the services of Josh Gordon won’t be easy, but the Browns made a pair of moves today that should make life without the rising star a little bit easier. Here’s the latest out of Cleveland..

  • The Browns are doing a “disservice” to Johnny Manziel by publicly announcing he’s a backup, former head coach Herm Edwards told Lindsay H. Jones of USA Today. “We don’t know he’s a backup. Who said he has to be the backup? If you draft a player to be a backup, why did you draft him?” Edwards asked. “You’re drafting a guy because you think he’s worthy of being drafted at that spot, but you’re also drafting him because you think he can compete.”
  • With the Browns signing wide receivers after Josh Gordon‘s signing, the 49ers should pat themselves on the back for good timing, tweets Bill Williamson of ESPN. San Francisco traded a fourth-round choice to the Bills for Stevie Johnson just before the Gordon news broke. Had they not pulled the trigger that afternoon, there might have been a bidding war for Johnson.
  • Neither Miles Austin nor Earl Bennett are of the same caliber as Gordon, but both are proven options who can help the offensive, writes Tom Reed of the Northeast Ohio Media Group. Austin was a two-time Pro Bowler with Dallas but has missed eleven games over the past three seasons with hamstring problems.
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  1. Sufferfortribe

    Hey, Herm? Backups compete, too. That’s how they work their way into a starting role. You want competition. And you want players to earn their position, not have it handed to them on a silver platter. You fit in perfect at ESPN. What a horrible network.

  2. Al Presser

    Nothing wrong with browns referring to him as a backup coming in he is a backup but he’ll have a chance to complete and he will prob get the job, and that’s a stupid point about the 49ers, its been reported browns knew about Gordon for weeks, they chose not to panic and bring in stevie

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