Cleveland Browns’ Emergency Receiving Options

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Dec 10, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon watches a game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the New York Knicks in the fourth quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

According to numerous reports including NFL Spin Zone’s own Joe Soriano, Josh Gordon and the Cleveland Browns are looking at a possible year-long suspension for 2014. According to Soriano, “Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will be suspended for the 2014 season and could miss a chunk of the 2015 season after a DWI arrest, as he was already set to be suspended for the 2014 season after multiple marijuana-related incidents. This, of course, came after he was suspended for a few games last season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.”

Recent reports also mention numerous players ranging from former teammate D’Qwell Jackson to Donald Driver have reached out to Gordon to try and help the young receiver.

Regardless of your opinion on the whole situation, it is looking like Gordon will not play a single down for the Cleveland Browns this season, prompting the Browns to look for other receivers to take his place. Because Miles Austin, Nate Burleson, Andrew Hawkins and Jordan Cameron can’t do all of the work themselves, I have put together a list of potential players who the Browns could sign from Free Agency in order to replace Gordon in the offense. Now, don’t quote me on saying that the Browns will give serious consideration into signing these players, because lord knows most of these guys are not NFL-ready quite yet. These are players that were once good players, but caught a couple of bad breaks in the past year. Just like the Browns, these guys need a second chance, too.

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  • trinity

    This entire discussion points to one fact that was already obvious. The Cleveland browns failed epically in this past draft. They knew coming into the draft that Gordon was facing suspension. Not only did they not grab Sammy Watkins, but they didn’t grab any reciever at all. It’s inexplicable. Now we’re sitting here discussing these emergency senior citizen wide receivers that they made have to settle for. The pure idiocy of the Cleveland browns organization never ceases to amaze me.

    • William Plaster

      Why should this be viewed as a surprise? The Browns manage to bungle the draft annually. How could a team be so perpetually inept when evaluating and drafting players? I have been a fan since 1953 and have about had it with the Browns.

      • trinity

        You browns fans do deserve better.