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Josh Gordon

26-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Cleveland Browns

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Gordon still remains on the Browns' roster, even though he hasn't taken the field since 2014, when he took the league by storm as the lone bright spot in the offense. In May, the 26-year-old was denie...

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2017 ADP:  90

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (WR): Hidden

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Bye Week:  9

STATUS:  Out     INJURY:  Suspension
HT: 6' 3"   WT: 225   DOB: 4/13/1991
College: Baylor  Show ContractHide Contract


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.

November 20, 2017  –  Josh Gordon News

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Gordon (suspension) worked out with the Browns' quarterbacks Monday and will take part in the team's first official practice of the week Wednesday.

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Josh Gordon NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2009 18 CFB 4 1 7 0 0 7.0 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2010 19 CFB 13 42 714 7 0 17.0 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2012 21 CLE 16 50 805 5 95 16.1 8.5 12 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2013 22 CLE 14 87 1646 9 159 18.9 10.4 28 9 7 3 2 5 88 17.6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 23 CLE 5 24 303 0 47 12.6 6.4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 26 CLE Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Josh Gordon

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Josh Gordon Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2009 18 CFB 4 0.2 0.4 0.3 0 2 - - - 0 0 - - -
2010 19 CFB 13 8.7 12.0 10.3 3 55 - - - 0 0 - - -
2012 21 CLE 16 6.9 10.0 8.5 3 50 11 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 22 CLE 14 16.2 22.5 19.4 6 118 17 10 7 0 6 0 0 0
2014 23 CLE 5 6.1 10.9 8.5 5 61 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 26 CLE Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Josh Gordon

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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Josh Gordon 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Pit
2 @Bal
3 @Ind
4 Cin
6 @Hou
7 Ten
8 Min
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @Det
11 Jax
12 @Cin
13 @LAC
14 GB
15 Bal
16 @Chi
17 @Pit

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Josh Gordon  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   6' 3"
Weight:   225 lbs
40-Yard Dash:   4.52 sec
Shuttle Time
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Cone Drill
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Arm Length:   33.25 in
Hand Length:   10.00 in
Vertical Jump:   36 in
Broad Jump:   122 in
Bench Press:   13 reps
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Josh Gordon: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Browns head coach Hue Jackson said Gordon (suspension) is expected to resume practicing when first eligible Nov. 20, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

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Gordon (suspension) said Wednesday that he believes he's back on good terms with Browns head coach Hue Jackson and executive vice president Sashi Brown, Mary Kay Cabot of reports. "Myself, the franchise, the fans, everybody was frustrated at that point in time, so I understand it," Gordon said, regarding his multiple violations of the NFL's substance-abuse policy. "I believe me and coach Jackson, Sashi Brown and the front office have moved on. They obviously welcomed me back into the organization. I'm looking forward to this year.''

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Gordon (suspension) is scheduled to report to the Browns' team facility Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The Browns are hopeful that Gordon will be ready to play when first eligible Week 13 against the Chargers.

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Gordon (suspension) was reinstated Wednesday by the NFL on a conditional basis, Nick Shook of reports. "Effective immediately, Gordon may join the Browns to attend meetings, engage in conditioning work and individual workouts," the league announced in a statement. "Subject to compliance with clinical and other requirements, he will be placed on the Commissioner's Exempt list and be permitted to practice with the [Browns] beginning on Monday, November 20."

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The good news is that Gordon has been conditionally reinstated by the NFL after he serves a four-game suspension to start the season. That said, it's possible simply too much time has gone by, and he'll never recapture the greatness of 2013. But Gordon just turned 25, and let's not forget he was the best WR in the NFL despite playing with some of the league's worst QBs. At 6-3, 225, Gordon has elite size, and his 4.52 40 is plenty fast for a physically-dominant WR. It remains to be seen what the Browns have in store for Gordon, both in the short-term and come Week 5, but the talented receiver -- who last played in an NFL game back in December of 2014 -- has the upside to reemerge as a fantasy factor in 2016, while giving the Browns a dangerous pass-catching option at wideout opposite highly-touted rookie Corey Coleman.


Gordon was handed a one-year suspension by the NFL on for a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy and will thus sit out the 2015 season.


Gordon tested positive for marijuana this offseason, which resulted in a one-year suspension that was eventually upheld on appeal. He will be able to apply for reinstatement next year. It's a huge hit to the Browns' offense, as Gordon was coming off a season in which he didn’t just lead the league in receiving. He led it by 147 yards – in only 14 games. Gordon accomplished this feat while catching passes from the trio of Brandon Weeden, Jason Campbell and Brian Hoyer. At 6-3, 225 and with 4.5-speed, Gordon has prototypical No. 1 receiver size and speed. He led the NFL with nine catches of 40-plus yards and 28 catches of 20-yards or more – despite serving a two-game suspension to start the year. Among receivers with 100 or more targets, Gordon was first in yards per catch (18.9) and second only to DeSean Jackson with 10.4 yards per target (YPT), despite playing for a team that finished 29th with 6.4 YPA.


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.