Found June 08, 2013 on The Football Fan Spot:
The great thing about the NFL is that there are so many positions that every year, there is almost always at least one player who has a breakout year on every team, no matter how good or bad the team is. This is one part in a 32 part segment detailing one potential breakout player (rookies don’t count) for the 2013 NFL season on each NFL team. For the Cleveland Browns, that player is guard John Greco. Guards don’t get a lot of glory in the NFL, especially when they play for losing teams, but every chance Greco has gotten, he’s shown himself to be a very good guard. A 3rd round pick of the Rams in 2008, Greco graded out positively on ProFootballFocus on 174, 279, and 153 snaps from 2008-2010 as a valuable reserve of the Rams. The Browns acquired him for a late round pick after the 2010 season, but he didn’t really play much in 2011, playing 52 offensive snaps and primarily being a special teamer. However, in 2012, when injuries struck left guard Jason Pinkston, Greco got his first ch...

Wrath, anger, indignation – Josh Gordon’s suspension and its impact on the Cleveland Browns

Yesterday, 3:04 PM. That’s the exact time at which Cleveland Browns beat writer Tony Grossi broke the story of wide receiver Josh Gordon’s impending suspension: In our modern, Twitter-fueled news cycle, Browns fans had digitally chewed up and spit out the second-year receiver by 3:30. “He’s just another bum,” they said.  They asked, “Why can’t these overpaid schmucks...

Weeden: Browns can be “really, really good” in 2013

I really haven’t changed my approach since day one. I’m right where I want to be. Overall I think my progress was pretty good. Each practice got better for myself, not only for me for the offense. I’m pleased with it. Am I satisfied? Absolutely not. [...] I think we have a chance to be really good. I’m speaking about the whole team. Guys are flying around on [the defensive...

Gordon suspended for two games

Browns WR Josh Gordon showed signs of promise in his rookie year, but now he'll miss the first two games of the season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. 

Browns receiver Josh Gordon suspended two games for violating NFL PED policy

According to Tony Grossi of, Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended two games for violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy and fined four game checks. Mike Florio of writes: ‘It’s also not clear what Gordon, a second-round pick of the pre-Haslam regime in the 2012 supplemental draft, did to trigger the suspension...

Josh Gordon suspended 2 games, blames cough syrup

Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, reports Tony Grossi of The suspension is for two games and he's also been fined four game checks. Gordon, no stranger to trouble at Baylor after reportedly failing three marijuana tests there, is claiming that the PED suspension is all one big misunderstanding...

Cleveland Browns: WR Josh Gordon could be running out of second chances

The NFL announced last week that Cleveland Browns second-year wide receiver Josh Gordon would be suspended for the first two games of the season and also must forfeit his first four game checks as a fine after failing a league mandated drug test. Gordon claims that the positive on his drug test came after he took cough syrup which contained codeine, a banned substance according to...

Browns’ Josh Gordon suspended for two games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy

According to the Akron Beacon-Journal, the NFL has suspended Browns receiver Josh Gordon for the first two games of the upcoming season and have fined him four game checks for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. “Obviously we are all disappointed in this news,” Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said in a statement. “In our short time with Josh, he has done everything...

Josh Gordon One Strike Away From Year Ban

A couple of days ago, Josh Gordon, WR for the Cleveland Browns was busted for a second time, violating the leagues substance abuse policy. He will be required to miss the first two games of the 2013 season and get four game checks taken away. For many, Gordon was a revelation last season and is being watched closely heading into fantasy drafts. He showed a lot of promise in 2012...

Josh Gordon Dealt Two-Game Suspension

Browns receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended two games for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, according to Tony Grossi of Gordon attributed his positive drug test to cough syrup that contained codeine, a substance the NFL prohibits.Fantasy Spin:He said he took the medicine when he had strep throat in February. Gordon has a history with drugs, as...

Josh Gordon's Suspension Is Crushing Loss For Cleveland Browns

Josh Gordon was selected in the second round of the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft, and faced an uphill battle into the NFL after a number of key drug issues while at Baylor.Playing alongside future NFL players such as Robert Griffin III, Terrance Williams, and Kendall Wright helped prove that his NFL potential was no fluke.His measurable were outstanding, coming in at 6'4"...

Football Nation Preview: The 2013 Cleveland Browns

2012 Record: 5-112012 DownfallPassing StrugglesWith the benefit of hindsight, if you're the Browns, would you have traded up to the No. 2 spot with St. Louis (the original placeholder) to ensure that you get Robert Griffin III? Indianapolis had their heart set on Andrew Luck, so he was out of the question, but Cleveland could have certainly sweetened the pot for the eventual...

Browns Receiver Josh Gordon Suspended Two Games After Violating NFL’s Substance-Abuse Policy

Brandon Weeden will begin the 2013 season without one his top weapons. The NFL suspended Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon on Friday for two games without pay and fined him an additional two game checks after Gordon violated the league’s substance-abuse policy. The 22-year-old supplemental draftee emerged as a rising star during his rookie campaign, leading the Browns...
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