Browns Had Been Shopping Josh Gordon

The Browns had been discussing trades involving wide receiver Josh Gordon as recently as last week, but those talks fizzled once Gordon decided to enter rehab, according to Adam Schefter of Cleveland was hoping to pick up a first- or second-day pick in exchange for Gordon.Josh Gordon

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Gordon decided to go to rehab following a “slip up,” tweets Ian Rapoport of, and sources tell Mary Kay Cabot of that Gordon is dealing with an alcohol addiction. Some of Gordon’s past suspensions have been related to alcohol, and the pass-catcher also has a DUI on his rap sheet, so he decided entering rehab was the “extra step” he needed to get well, per Cabot.

Rival clubs were reportedly inquiring on Gordon over the summer, but the Browns indicated that they had no interest in trading their talented yet troubled wide receiver. However, former Patriots/Browns executive Michael Lombardi disputes that sentiment, tweeting the Cleveland had been shopping Gordon all summer.

The Browns have indicated that they intend to part ways with Gordon given his most recent transgression.

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  1. Ravens_Last_Place

    I think this is how the Browns make decisions and do business….

    When a situation arises they probably talk to each other and come up with, “what is the absolute best way to handle this?” Once they decided they then say, “Excellent! Let’s go do the complete opposite.”

    That’s my only explanation. They are the most dysfunctional franchise in all of professional sports. Sometimes they have competition for that title, but the other franchises become functional and improve. Not Cleveland! They are the same every year. What a disgrace.

    • Vedder80

      Every team in the league, including the Browns could use this head case. The NFL isn’t exactly a classy league.

      • TJECK109

        How can you say every team needs this head case when he hasn’t played in more than a year? He’s a talent but can you guarantee he will be the same player he once was?


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