Cleveland Browns’ Emergency Receiving Options

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  1. Nov 24, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) catches the ball as Baltimore Ravens safety James Ihedigbo (32) defends at M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens won 19-3. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

    Nov 24, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) catches the ball as Baltimore Ravens safety James Ihedigbo (32) defends at M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens won 19-3. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

    Santonio Holmes
    Throughout his eight year career with both the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets, Santonio Holmes has seen it all. From Super Bowl-winning catches to injuries to being released, Santonio Holmes is a marathon man. During his career with the Steelers, Holmes averaged a modest 958.75 yards and five touchdowns per season. Unfortunately, after being traded to the Jets, Holmes started to see noticeable decline in his numbers. Dropping from 1,248 yards in 2009 to just 456 yards in 2013. Some may say Holmes is done in the NFL, however I think that even without his breakaway speed, Holmes can still be a valuable character guy in the locker room as well on the field. He may be old (30 in fact), however he can still catch passes with the best of them. I don’t expect him to replace Gordon at all in terms of yardage, but rather red zone appeal and taking attention off of other big name receivers such as Austin and Cameron.

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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.