Found July 19, 2012 on Waiting For Next Year:

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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