Browns Expected To Trade Josh Gordon Today

The Browns are expected to trade wide receiver Josh Gordon today, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter links), who adds Cleveland could conceivably receive a conditional pick that could ultimately become a mid-round selection.

Eight-to-ten clubs have contacted the Browns regarding Gordon’s availability, per Josina Anderson of ESPN.com (Twitter link), and some teams are reportedly “adamant” that their interest in Gordon be made public. 49ers general manager John Lynch admits he’s reached out to Cleveland about Gordon, as Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area writes, while the Jets have some interest but are unlikely to acquire Gordon, reports Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. The Cowboys, meanwhile, are not in the running for Gordon, tweets Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News.

Gordon, of course, has dealt with numerous off-field issues during his career, but it doesn’t appear as though he’s suffered any sort of relapse to precipitate the Browns moving on from him. Instead, Cleveland has developed “trust issues” with its 27-year-old pass-catcher, who reportedly injured his hamstring during a recent photo shoot. Indeed, part of rival clubs’ analysis on Gordon will include how long it will take him to recover from said injury.

Any team that acquires Gordon will take on the remainder of his $790K base salary for the 2018 season. Gordon, whose contract has tolled multiple times during his career, will become a restricted free agent at the end of the year.

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      • Thought this before Mike Wallace went down. Now I’m definitely in agreement. I’ve always been advocating for Dez, but if Gordon is sitting there then of course.

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  1. CubsRebsSaints

    Sean Payton will be heavily involved. With Cameron Meredith being missing upon his arrival in New Orleans, and Michael Thomas on pace to catch 224 passes this year. Coach must get Brees and Thomas someone to take the heat off.

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    • justinept

      My fantasy teams are perfectly ok if Thomas hits that projection!

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  2. snotrocket

    49ers will get him for a conditional 6th or 7th. Too bad he isn’t a LB or DB, because that’s where they really need help. Watching Golden Tate get open at will in the 4th quarter yesterday was brutal.

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    • The Xekutioner

      However, that’s also why Tate is one of the best slot guys in the NFL but I do agree.

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  3. StreenM

    Well, Treadwell has made an opening for him in Minnesota…

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  4. jeb39999

    Cowboys have no interest in Gordon but they probably should and they should resign Dez which they also have no interest in doing. So I guess they will just lose games whenever their opposing defense can slow down Elliot. Good plan.

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    • Brice Butler…..since in his mind he is a number one wide receiver.

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  5. sufferfortribe
    sufferfortribe

    I bet they get a regular pick, not a conditional one.

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    • bigfreddy2000

      I’m sure it will be for a 6th or 7th with conditions of a higher pick based on games played or receptions or something similar.

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  6. playicy

    49ers make sense a lot, but watch out for a surprise team in the NFC that no one is predicting yet

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