Cleveland Browns Rumors: Team Won't Deal Josh Gordon or Acquire Josh Freeman

By Andrew Fisher
Cleveland Browns
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After all that’s gone on in the last week, the Cleveland Browns still seem to be at the center of all NFL trades talks. Will they continue to deal players? Will they look for a new quarterback?

The word last week was that both Greg Little and Josh Gordon were on the team’s trading block, but after a huge performance in week three, it appears that’s no longer the case for Gordon. The wide receiver said on Wednesday that head coach Rob Chudzinski told him via text message that he will not be dealt. But who knows if Chudzinski was passing down a message he received from management or if that’s just where he stands on the issue?

In addition to talks of the Browns trading more players, rumors have also popped up about them acquiring the recently benched Josh Freeman. I guess I understand how speculation of bringing in Freeman could have started, but when you really think about it, a deal makes no sense at all. Cleveland got a solid performance out of Brian Hoyer in his starting debut and the addition of Freeman would cost them over $6 million this season.

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The Browns are a team trying to get rid of players and build for the future, not a team trying to bring in a struggling quarterback who isn’t worth the money due to him.

I believe holding on to Gordon is the right call, though. After his 10 reception, 146-yard breakout game this past Sunday, he most certainly looks like a player the team can build around for the future.


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