Josh Gordon could be traded, prefers Cowboys and 49ers
The news about Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been coming at a furious pace since Saturday night. After it looked like Gordon would be without an NFL home soon, now reports indicate there are several teams interested in trading for him.
The Browns announced Saturday night they intended to release the troubled player on Monday, but a trade might be finalized before then:
The #Browns announced they are releasing Josh Gordon, but they may not get there. Im told as many as five teams are researching possibly trading for Gordon. Cleveland has a market. Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 16, 2018
ESPN’s Adam Schefter said Gordon had his eye on two receiver-needy teams in big markets, the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers.
Cleveland prefers to trade WR Josh Gordon out of the AFC, and to an NFC team, and that’s the Browns’ current intent, per sources.Gordon knows he has no say in where he is traded, but the two places he’s hoping to land are with the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys. Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 16, 2018
Gordon played for the Browns last Sunday; his only catch in Week 1 was a clutch 17-yard touchdown that tied the game in the fourth quarter and forced overtime. The Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers went on to tie 21-21.
But after years of waiting for Gordon to get on the straight and narrow and helping him battle addiction problems, the Browns finally had enough this weekend when Gordon turned up at the facility with a hamstring injury he sustained in a photo shoot, according to multiple reports.