End the chatter about the Cleveland Browns potentially trading dynamic and embattled wide receiver Josh Gordon.
It’s not happening, according to the team’s head of football operations, Sashi Brown. The Browns have no interest in trading Gordon away.
“We’ve said all we needed to say about it. We’re not looking to trade Josh,” Brown told Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot.
That’s a pretty straightforward statement. Of course, if a great offer lands on the table, the Browns should and probably will listen. But, the Browns aren’t actively shopping Gordon, who has recorded 161 receptions for 2,754 yards and 14 touchdowns during his three-year career.
Of course, Gordon’s talent shouldn’t overshadow the wariness of the situation. Simply put, Gordon can’t be trusted after being suspended for the entire 2015 season for another violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy. One more infraction and Gordon could face a lengthier suspension and might not be reinstated by the league.
The Browns have gone this far, they might as well see it through the end. Whether that’s a happy or disappointing ending remains to be seen.