2013 Cleveland Browns Training Camp Player to Watch: Josh Gordon

By Ryan Heckman
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The Cleveland Browns are a team that some are picking to surprise in the AFC this season, and a large reason why is because of the young weapons they have on offense. Cleveland had three rookies contribute a significant amount last season and going into their second year, the offense will likely hinge on them.

One of those rookie, specifically, is in the midst of a two game suspension for codeine usage in which he said was not related to recreational use. Wide receiver Josh Gordon has arrived to camp early in effort to continue to clean up his history of troubles and seeks to prove to the Browns that he has changed.

During his rookie year, Gordon caught 50 passes for 805 yards and scored five touchdowns. He surprised many with his moves enabling him to get past his man and streak down the field for some huge gains.

Quarterback Brandon Weeden seemed to form a quick chemistry with Gordond and their relationship during camp will be something important to watch.

The development of Gordon is crucial to this team putting points on the board. During camp, fans will watch as Gordon seeks to prove his work ethic is top notch and his problems are behind him.

During a pre-camp interview, according to the Plain Dealer, Gordon had this to say about moving on:

“Accountability is a big issue,” Gordon said. “We’re definitely planning for the future. I can’t really sit back and just think about the past. We’re really looking forward to what we can do from here on out.

“My actions will speak out here on the field, and that’s what I came here to do, regardless of who’s the coach or who’s working here,” he said. “I’m still going to be in Cleveland and I’ve still got to show up and do my job.”

Ryan Heckman is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter  @ryanmheckman, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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