Whew: Josh Gordon said he expected to stay with the Browns, but he kept his cell phone nearby and checked TV reports right up until Tuesday’s NFL 4 p.m. trade deadline. He heeded the words of his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, who told him, “Anything was possible.”
“I’m definitely relieved,” Gordon said. “I wanted to stay here. Didn’t feel like uprooting myself and starting all over. I feel we have a lot to prove here and a lot to build on in this offense and program with these guys. I want to be at least one of the guys who helped get it started.
“I want to end up in a playoff game.”
The smooth wide receiver said he was flattered that other teams expressed interest in him and didn’t resent the Browns listening to offers.
“Because these aren’t the guys who drafted me, they don’t really know me,” he said of the Joe Banner management team. “It’s a business. So if they got something they wanted offered to them, I couldn’t blame them for taking it.”
So now that the deadline has