Something tells me the Cleveland Browns are not done wheeling and dealing players before the NFL trade deadline.
Actually, headlines and online reports tell me the same thing.
The Browns, who not only shocked the football world with the trade of Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts last week, also started third-string quarterback Brian Hoyer in a win over Minnesota. They are entertaining offers for Josh Gordon, who was selected by Cleveland in the second round of the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft.
Can the 6’3”, 225-pound receiver bring a hefty ransom to this team, which is obviously focusing on the 2014 season, the draft and the future?
According to fansided.com, “Fearing wide receiver Josh Gordon is one bad decision away from a year long suspension, the Cleveland Browns have decided to part ways with their talented wideout."
Reports leaked Sunday morning that the Browns had made Gordon, along with fellow wide receiver Greg Little, available for trade and already a team has submitted an offer for Gordon, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter who announced the news on SportsCenter Sunday morning.
If this is the case, the Browns might as well purge their entire offense and give head coach Rob Chudzinski a free pass on 2013. Mulligans, as we have discussed before, are for golfers, not for football players.
Here are five teams that could use Gordon’s speed and size in their passing attack.