23-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Cleveland Browns
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Gordon tested positive for marijuana this offseason, at least his second positive test for a banned substance since he entered the league. Assuming, as it was reported, that Gordon was in Stage 3 of t...
Josh Gordon Contract Information:
Signed a four-year deal with the Browns in July of 2012, worth about $5.3 million with $3.8 million guaranteed.
The Browns have no plans to cut Gordon, and the team expects him to report to training camp Friday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "We're expecting him to report on Friday and be on the field," coach Mike Pettine said. "We have no plans to cut him I know there's been a lot of debate over that, but I don't see us having that debate."
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Josh Gordon: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Gordon's agent failed to confirm the exact date of the hearing, nor did he comment on how his client's recent DWI arrest may have an effect on the appeal process. The reigning NFL receiving yards leader reportedly tested positive for marijuana in early May, and is facing a year long suspension from the league. A resolution on the case -- including any pending suspension -- is expected to be announced before the start of Browns training camp in late July.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Gordon's already stunning descent continues to worsen. This development will obviously damage his chances of avoiding a 16-game suspension for the 2014 season, and the league might prepare even more punishment for Gordon in light of this arrest. Gordon seems unable to help himself, failing college drug tests at both Baylor and Utah and earning two- and possibly 16-game suspensions in the NFL in just two seasons before adding this latest infraction. Hopefully he sees the light and stops wasting his remarkable talents.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Gordon's passenger was issued a citation for possession of marijuana in an amount under 200 grams, according to the report. Gordon is reportedly facing a year-long suspension from the NFL after failing another drug test, but the league has yet to officially issue the punishment. While the speeding ticket likely won't impact his availability to play in the NFL and he wasn't cited for any drug charges, the fact he was in the car with illegal drugs certainly won't help his case and doesn't speak well to his judgment. Gordon is due to appear in court on June 4 to dispute the citation, according to the report.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Gordon is facing a year long suspension after reportedly failing another drug test, but the league has yet to officially issue the punishment. Until then, he's expected to participate in team activities as he normally would, although the shadow of the looming suspension is surely hanging over him. Cleveland brass has been preparing for a season without him nonetheless, as shown by the recent free-agent signings of Miles Austin and Earl Bennett. No wideout can exactly replicate what Gordon brings to the table when he's on the field, but the Browns have an entire offseason of preparation to replicate some of the firepower he offers.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
The Browns took a chance on Gordon, forgoing a second-round pick to draft him in the supplemental round last year, and it panned out. Gordon managed a robust 8.5 YPT and 16.1 YPC on a below-average passing team, while scoring five touchdowns on just 95 targets. At 6-3, 221 and with 4.5 speed, Gordon is a prototypical No. 1 target with red-zone size and enough explosiveness to beat defenses deep. He enters 2013 as the team's No. 1 receiver and its most dangerous outside playmaker as Greg Little has shown himself to be little more than a possession threat, and only an average one at that. Just keep in mind Gordon is suspended for the regular season's first two games after violating the league's substance abuse policy.
After failing to address the wide receiver position in April's draft until selecting Travis Benjamin in the fourth round, the Browns made a splash when they took Gordon in the second round of the supplemental draft. It's a calculated risk as he missed all of 2011 after being suspended from Baylor before transferring to Utah. In his sophomore season in 2010 at Baylor he posted 42 catches for 714 yards (17.0 YPC) and seven touchdowns. He has the prototypical size (6-foot-3) and speed (4.52 40-time) to be successful at the professional level, but it's unclear how much rust he'll have to knock off first. The opportunity is there for Gordon as there isn't a tremendous amount of talent in Cleveland he must leap to get looks, and the Browns made a significant commitment to get him by sacrificing next year's second rounder, so he could be an interesting sleeper pick in the later rounds of drafts this summer.