Report: Browns won't trade Josh Gordon despite interest from multiple teams
Multiple teams have reached out to the Cleveland Browns inquiring about the availability of recently reinstated wide receiver Josh Gordon, reports ESPN.com's Adam Schefter.
According to Schefter’s report, the team is not looking to trade Gordon at this point. The Browns have “no interest” in parting with the former Pro Bowl receiver, Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot reports.
Gordon, 25, was recently taken off the non-football injury list after being reinstated from his NFL suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. He was suspended for 10 games in 2014 and the entire 2015 season for multiple substance violations.
Gordon was reinstated on a conditional basis by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and will be suspended for the first four games of the 2016–17 season. He is allowed to be with the team during training camp and can participate in meetings.
He will be eligible to return to the team on Oct. 3 and will can play against New England Patriots on Oct. 9.
Before his suspension in February 2015 , Gordon was starting to emerge as one of the league's best young receivers. He caught 87 passes for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns in 2013, earning a Pro Bowl berth and being named an AP First-team All-Pro.
- Scooby Axson