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Report: Teams calling about Josh Gordon, but Browns want to keep him

NFL: Cleveland Browns-Training Camp Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Gordon’s future with the Cleveland Browns was in doubt for a pretty long period of time, but over the past month, it’s become more and more evident that Hue Jackson and the organization have a genuine interest in him being a significant part of the offense this year.

This morning, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that multiple teams have been putting feelers out to the Browns about acquiring Gordon. The team’s response? “No thanks.”

Multiple teams have reached out to the Browns to inquire about the availability of WR Josh Gordon, per league sources. A Browns team source said they are not looking to trade Gordon. Cleveland has tried to establish an environment in which Gordon could thrive, and many around league believe Hue Jackson would be the right coach for him. Nonetheless, it will be Interesting to see if any team is willing to part with enough to get the Browns interested.

Several local media reporters have confirmed with sources within the Browns that the team has no intent on trading for him.

My stance on this is that it’s not worth trading Gordon. Given his history of suspensions, no one is going to deal a draft pick that is significant enough to make a real impact for the Browns in the future. Therefore, why would you dump Gordon for a semi-useless pick, when the upside that Gordon has is to be one of the best receivers in the NFL who has his former Baylor quarterback (Robert Griffin III) and a fellow alum in Corey Coleman working alongside him?