The Cleveland Browns are getting No. 1 receiver Josh Gordon back after a two-game suspension, and they’ll be starting veteran backup Brian Hoyer over Jason Campbell with Brandon Weeden currently on the shelf. With Gordon back in the fold, the Browns have opted to bench Greg Little from two-wide sets, and that’s a move that shouldn’t surprise anybody. Per Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski stated that Josh Gordon and Davone Bess will be the Browns starting wideouts.
Little has caught four passes in each of his first two games, but he has also averaged just 7.4 yards per reception for a grand total of 59 yards. The talent has always been there for Little, but he is incredibly inconsistent and has been one of the most drop-prone wide receivers since coming into the league. The 24-year-old UNC product has already dropped three passes this season, and he definitely deserves to be benched for Davone Bess, who is the better player due to his consistency and ability to move the chains.
Beyond that, Greg Little was also cited for driving with a suspended license and not stopping at a stop sign this Monday morning, and he has a knack for getting in trouble whilst driving. Little is having issues with being mercurial on and off the field, so Chud’s decision to bench him for Bess is one that you can’t really argue against.