Browns welcome Josh Gordon’s return, though most don’t know him

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Josh Gordon returns to the Browns needing to reacquaint himself with his teammates. The Browns wide receiver won’t see many familiar faces in the locker room, with friends Joe Haden, Travis Benjamin and Taylor Gabriel all having departed since he last played in 2014.

He hardly knows anybody in here anymore,” linebacker Chris Kirksey said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “He knows Joe Thomas and Joel Bitonio, but that’s about it.”

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell conditionally reinstated Grodon, who becomes eligible to play Dec. 3.

“I feel like he . . . can help our team out a lot,” said running back Isaiah Crowell, who was a rookie in 2014. “He can make plays, and I feel like that will help everybody else around him make plays also.”

Gordon led the league with 1,646 receiving yards in 2013. He also scored nine touchdowns in only 14 games that season.

Browns wide receivers have caught only two touchdown passes this season. Kenny Britt has one, and Corey Coleman has one. Coleman will miss at least one more game with a broken hand, and the Browns have benched Britt for a lack of production.

“He’s physical; he’s fast; he can make plays on the ball, so he’s definitely one of the best receivers that I’ve played with,” Kirksey said.

5 responses to “Browns welcome Josh Gordon’s return, though most don’t know him

  1. I don’t care what you say about his off the field issues, the guy can ball. Unlike other Browns players who has substance problems, namely a quarterback I remember, this guy really has seemed to try to fix them and keeps coming back to play. I’m not holding my breath that he won’t face those demons again, but I really hope he stays away, groups up with the right people, and turns into a force again. Guy is awesome to watch.

  2. So… fill me in who is going to throw to him? the guy should be praying Cleveland waives him and some other team takes a flyer on him….

  3. He’ll fail an offseason test….if he lasts that long.

    Excellent talent / stupid guy.

    Hopefully he’s straight now but seems like a long shot.

    We Browns fans have been thru this multiple times already with Gordon.

  4. Josh was a young entitled star who’s life came crashing down. He’s worked very hard to get to a state where not only does he have a chance to get his Football life back on track, But most likely saved his life. I for one hope he’s tamed all his demons with these substances and his life is happy and successful. Oh and that he balls out and remains with the browns for life.. Lets Go Josh.. Go Browns!!

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