Browns VP: We’re Open To Josh Gordon Return

We have some conflicting word out of Cleveland regarding Josh Gordon. Last week, it was reported that the Browns will either trade or release Gordon if he is granted reinstatement this year. Publicly, at least, Browns executive vice president Sashi Brown is singing a different tune. Josh Gordon

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We’re not in position at wide receiver to turn down a guy like Josh if we feel he’s settled himself,” Brown said (Twitter link via’s Tony Grossi).

When he’s on the field, Gordon is one of the best wide receivers in the entire NFL. Unfortunately for Cleveland, we haven’t seen him out there since the final six weeks of the 2014 season. The league reinstated Gordon last year, but the 25-year-old (26 in April) went to rehab and did not play in 2016. For now, he is banned indefinitely, but he has applied for reinstatement and his camp is hopeful about a return for 2017.

In 2013, Gordon’s last full season, he had 87 catches, a league-leading 1,646 yards, and nine touchdowns in 14 games. That’s the kind of production Cleveland could use at wide receiver, particularly after losing Terrelle Pryor in free agency. For now, the Browns have free agent pickup Kenny Britt, rising sophomores Corey Coleman and Ricardo Louis, and six others under contract at wide receiver.

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8 comments on “Browns VP: We’re Open To Josh Gordon Return

  1. Richard Benson

    I’m all for Josh Gordon returning to the Browns. With Howard at #12 pick our QB Kessler will be more than able to get the job done!!

  2. Cleveland - City of Losers

    Oh joy. Just what we need. Now we just need that franchise QB. Never had one in team history, but I’m sure this will be the year…

  3. Strauss

    Just when I think the Browns are trying to become a good organization, then you have a jackass like Brown saying Gordon could still be on the team. Might as well take Manzell back also. Your credibility has sunk to new lows.

  4. Steelers021

    Poor brownies. Until they get on the same collective page, this franchise will continue to look foolish. Watch them blow the first pick. Joe Mixon at # 1?

  5. Mr.Cleveland RAYRAE Brown

    Its a big difference between those Johnny football cant play …..josh is difference maker on the field. Thats why he is still open to bringing him back. It could be that he is also saying that so other clubs know that josh has value for trade purposes.. 4th,5th 6th …not just out right cutting him.

    • justinept

      Gotta imagine that Any Gordon trade will be for a 2018 pick since there are likely to be conditional picks involved.

  6. Real Fan

    Josh Gordon is a player and a tremendous athlete. Two things the browns need more of. Too many so called fans dont realuze his stats and potential are all-star caliber.
    Wise up and welcome him with open arms!

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