ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Tuesday morning that several NFL teams have inquired about the availability of receiver Josh Gordon.
Gordon will serve another 4-game suspension to start the season marking 33 total games suspended in each of the last 4 seasons combined since the Browns drafted him in the 2012 supplemental draft.
With the team practicing this week in Tampa, Florida before playing the Buccaneers Friday night, head coach Hue Jackson is anxious to see what Gordon can do.
“What is important is that I don’t really know him yet as a football player. I’m learning and I need to see what he is able to do,” Jackson said Sunday. “He is talented, obviously. He has a lot of talent. The more I can see him and feel him before because he will be away and not able to do that, the more I can understand when he gets back and he can hit the ground running the right way. It is important for him to be out there with those guys. It is important for him to be with the ones because I think he is going to be one of our better players. We have to put him out there and see what he is capable of doing.”
In 35 games Gordon has 161 receptions for 2,754 yards and 14 touchdowns, including the 2013 season that saw him lead the league with 1,646 receiving yards.
Gordon is expected to play Friday night after recovering from a quadriceps injury that he reported with on July 26 after he was conditionally reinstated by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.