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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, an NFL executive told him that Cleveland Browns rookie wide receiver Josh Gordon has ”Moss-like talents” and is “faster than Brandon Marshall.”
“One NFL executive told me Gordon has Randy Moss-like talents,” wrote Schefter during his weekly mailbag. ”Another said Gordon is a faster Brandon Marshall. So the talent definitely is there. He gives the Browns a big, downfield threat. But there also are major questions about his maturity, decision-making and determination. Gordon now will have a chance to answer those questions. If he takes his new job seriously and grows up, he can be a big-time difference maker. It’s up to him.”
Benjamin Albright of NFLDraftMonsters.com made a very good point on Twitter.
“It amazes me that so many NFL people will say he’s Moss, or a faster Marshall, yet wouldn’t spend a first on him,” wrote Albright.
I have agree with Albright, there’s certainly a little too much hype being put on Gordon.
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The Cleveland Browns announced today that WR Josh Gordon, selected by the Browns in the supplemental draft, will wear jersey number 86.
Other Browns who have worn number 86 include Dante Lavelli, Gary Collins, Brian Brennan and Dennis Northcutt. Let’s hope the young receiver has a career more like Collins or Brennan than Northcutt.
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On July 12, 2012 the Cleveland Browns selected former Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon in 2nd round of this year’s supplemental draft in an effort to bolster their weak corps of receivers heading into the NFL season.
With this selection the Browns used a 2nd round choice in next year’s NFL Draft (2013). Much was said and written about Gordon as the supplemental draft came...
Today we tackle the Cleveland Browns superfans. Like most of you, we are itching for football season to start. In the midst of the dog days of summer, many get sick of baseball and start turning their attention to football. Don’t blame you a bit. To help quench your thirst, BC is going on a 32 team, 32 day, 32 gallery tour of NFL cheerleaders & superfans. Another team from...
CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora gave his assessment of the Cleveland Browns going into the 2012 season.
While he does like the additions of Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden to the offense, he cites what he thinks are various holes throughtout the team that will only get them one whole win in 2012. That's 1-15 folks.
He also believes that WR Greg Little will be the...
The guarded local optimism for the Cleveland Browns in 2012 is not shared nationally.
National pundits, oddsmakers and prognosticators have the Browns among the worst teams in the league, with predictions of 4-12 or 3-13 rampant. Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com even had the Browns at 1-15, which seems excessively negative.
Its not like the Browns have 18 wins in four years, is it?
According to Adam Caplan, the Browns have signed WR Josh Gordon to a contract. Gordon is the receiver the team selected with a second round pick in the supplemental draft last week-
“The Cleveland Browns and rookie WR Josh Gordon have agreed on a four-year contract, an NFL source confirmed.
Gordon, who was selected in the second round of last week’s NFL Supplemental Draft, agreed...
According to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, the Cleveland Browns have officially joined a long list of teams with ticket sales woes that will not be exploiting the NFL's newly relaxed blackout rule. Only the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced that they will take advantage of the rule, dropping their sales requirement down to 85% to avoid blackouts.
The reason for...
Being chosen in the second round of the supplemental draft, instead of the third go-round, as some had speculated, paid off handsomely for former Baylor/Utah wide receiver Josh Gordon. The Cleveland Browns paid Gordon $5.342 million of his four-year contract, according to salary documents obtained by The Sports Xchange, a number commensurate to being chosen with the second pick...
Browns training camp previewTRAINING CAMP GOALS 1. The coaches want Brandon Weeden to get all the time he needs with the starters to make sure they are in sync when the season opens. Weeden has not been named the starter yet, but it would be the biggest story of training camp if the 22nd pick in the draft this year does not end up starting. Weeden played five years of minor league...
The wait is finally over now that Andrew Luck and his agent / uncle have had a chance to see what a real agent could get done for RG3. According to the Indy Star and Pro Football Talk, the deal is expected to be worth $22 million guaranteed.
The second year of rookie contracts under the new rules appears to finally (officially (really)) underway.
Now it is time for third pick Trent...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Browns signed rookie wide receiver Josh Gordon to a four-year, 5.3 million contract on Monday.
The deal includes 3.8 million in guaranteed money.
The Browns selected Gordon last week in the second round of the NFL's supplemental draft. The team forfeited a second-round pick in 2013 to get Gordon, a talented and troubled player who was dismissed...
RB and PK signings just prior to the deadline tells a tale on how the dollar value on these two positions continues to rise. PK Phil Dawson of the Browns did not ink a new deal, while rookie RB Trent Richardson can gain a perspective of what awaits him down the road.
Second overall draft pick RGIII signed his deal with the Redskins this morning, becoming the first of the top picks to come to terms-
“…it’s a four-year, fully-guaranteed contract with no offset language. The contract has a value of $21,119,098, including a $13,799,344 signing bonus.
Per a source with knowledge of the deal, the base salaries are $390,000 in 2012, $1.34 million...
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com caught up with Alex Smith on the links in Tahoe and Ian asked Alex what he thought of his new weapons, here is what Alex had to say.
‘Love it, love it,’ … ‘We had a great offseason, a lot of new faces came in, really fit in. But this is the time when real football starts, put the pads on and we’ll see what everybody’s got.’
Alex then had this...