The Cleveland Browns are in one of those awkward situations when it comes to WR Josh Gordon. If he's going to be banned for a year, then does he warrant practice reps until the inevitable comes down? The Browns began their full-roster organized team activities (OTA's) on Wednesday, and Gordon was turning heads.
The Browns have to hope and pray Josh Gordon is not out for the year. He is catching EVERYTHING.— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) May 21, 2014
Gordon definitely showing what Browns will miss, if he misses whatever. Easily the most conspicuous talent on field.— Steve Doerschuk (@sdoerschukREP) May 21, 2014
Gordon declined to speak to reporters after practice, which is probably a wise move. Honestly -- what's he going to say at this point? He, like the rest of us, are waiting for an official ruling from the NFL. In a best-case scenario, maybe Gordon will receive a 6-game suspension.
Other players aren't shying away from the elephant in the room. Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal relayed quotes from WR Miles Austin and TE Jordan Cameron on the type of impact losing Gordon would have.