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Josh Gordon agrees to contract with Browns

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We’ve remarked more than once this offseason about the speed with which most rookie contracts have gotten done, but none of them have been as quick as wide receiver Josh Gordon’s deal with the Browns.

Gordon was selected in the second round of the Supplemental Draft last Thursday and, per a report from Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com, has already agreed to terms on his contract. It’s a four-year deal and Caplan reports that it is for a little more than $5.3 million with $3.8 million guaranteed.

That means Gordon is signed before the Browns have been able to reach agreement with either of their first-round picks from April. Both running back Trent Richardson and quarterback Brandon Weeden remain unsigned, although General Manager Tom Heckert has said he expects both players to sign in time for camp. The quality of the Browns offense will have a lot to do with how quickly the three rookies are able to get up to speed so you can expect the Browns’ full attention to be on finishing contracts for Richardson and Weeden soon enough for them to start training camp on time.

As for Gordon, he’ll have to work hard to get up to speed on the Browns offense in time for the season. It’s nothing like the system he played in at Baylor, so it’s probably for the best that the Browns rookies will get a jump start on camp by reporting on July 24.

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8 Responses to “Josh Gordon agrees to contract with Browns”
  1. cserisey says: Jul 16, 2012 5:00 PM

    I’m 52 and a life long Browns fan. I have recently come to the conclusion that even if I live to be an old(er) man, I will never see the Browns win a super bowl or even be in one. They are too far away, and I am too old. It’ll never happen in time. (sigh)

  2. kwf1224 says: Jul 16, 2012 5:16 PM

    I think this is a ok decision.

  3. csszrr says: Jul 16, 2012 7:34 PM

    Young team. 66 rookie starts last season, a bunch more this year; it is eerily similar to some other teams i have seen before.

  4. asuthyo says: Jul 16, 2012 9:27 PM

    If anyone had any questions about this guys “want” to be on the field, then they shouldn’t anymore. Getting the contract done this quick means he cares about getting out there and learning as quickly as possible.

  5. imasportsfanatic says: Jul 16, 2012 9:31 PM

    The Browns are going to experience some growing pains this year, but Heckert is building this team the right way. He has accumulated a bunch of young talent through the draft (which they get on the cheap due to the rookie wage scale). When we find out who is worth the big bucks, we have the third most cap space to sign them to long-term deals.

    The Browns won’t be in the AFC North cellar much longer.

  6. godofwine330 says: Jul 16, 2012 11:36 PM

    Glad he is signed and didn’t try to hold out. He is already behind and holding out only would have held him back even further. Let’s get this guy up to speed and GO BROWNS!! I can’t wait to see him on the field, and if he is as good as he is projected I will be ecstatic.

  7. paychrisjohnson28 says: Jul 17, 2012 2:40 AM

    I hope Josh Gordon turns out to be a good player on the NFL level….sometimes people learn from their mistakes…

  8. gallogj says: Jul 17, 2012 2:31 PM

    How funny would it be that Weeden holds out during training camp…allowing McCoy to be the starter? It’s the Brady Quinn scenario all over again! Quinn lost his job to Anderson…now Weeden can lose his to McCoy. I love how the front office here can’t get a contract negotiated before training camp. That says a lot about how they treat their players…and explains why nobody wants to play there.

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