Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon to start in Week 3

Aug 15, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) makes a catch in the first quarter of a preseason game against the Detroit Lions at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns will be getting wide receiver Josh Gordon back this weekend following his two-game suspension for a violation of league rules and he will immediately be jumping in to the starting line up as the No. 1 target.

With Gordon’s return to the field, his ability to stretch the field and open up the passing game could work wonders for running back Trent Richardson.

However, there is one slight problem — starting quarterback Brandon Weeden is out with an injury to his throwing hand.

Weeden had the arm strength necessary to hit wide receivers down the field and the vertical passing game the Browns installed over the offseason was set to provide a spark to the team once Gordon returned, but now he will need to rely on quarterback Brian Hoyer to get him the ball. Unfortunately, Hoyer’s arm is less than stellar and he could have some problems getting the ball where it needs to be in order to get Gordon the ball.

It’s going to be interesting to see how the team performs against the Minnesota Vikings. They’ll be hoping they can avoid an 0-3 start.

Topics: Cleveland Browns, Josh Gordon

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  • Jason B

    “Could do wonders for Trent Richardson….”

    Who hours later got traded away. Ohhh Browns….

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