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Fellow Cleveland receivers say Browns have Josh Gordon's back

Cleveland teammates say the Browns have Josh Gordon's backJosh Gordon (left) isn't expected to see the field this season while he serves a suspension for a failed drug test. (Carlos M. Saavedra/SI)

After failing another marijuana test, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon faces a suspension of at least a year for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Gordon, who is reportedly in Stage 3 of the NFL's drug program, has a knack for landing in trouble, but that doesn't mean his team will not continue to support him.

While the Browns were disappointed that Gordon found himself in trouble once again, starting tight end Jordan Cameron says that the team will have his back.

"He's a brother to us and we have his back no matter what,'' Cameron said, via Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot. "He's a grown man. He'll figure it out sooner or later.''

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Veteran wide receiver Nate Burleson, whose presence could perhaps provide the leadership that Gordon needs within his positional group, believes the youngster will cause trouble for opposing defenses once he returns, as long as he is able to avoid causing trouble for himself.

"That type of talent you want on the field,'' Burleson said. "You only get so many guys every few years that can redefine the position. He's one of them. God blessed him. What I want to try and get him to understand is that if he can harness what he has been gifted with, he's going to be trouble in this league for a long time.''
Gordon is facing a year-long suspension, but he has to take comfort in knowing he will have his team's full support once he returns.
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