Oct 3, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) makes a catch and looks to get away from Buffalo Bills free safety Aaron Williams (23) during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Falcons not trading for Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon

The Cleveland Brown continue to listen to trade inquiries for wide receiver Josh Gordon, and after last night’s report that the San Francisco 49ers were unlikely to make a trade for the talented, yet troubled receiver, the Atlanta Falcons emerged as a potential suitor today.

This, after Julio Jones was diagnosed with a major foot injury that could knock him out for the rest of the season, and with Harry Douglas not exactly being a suitable replacement, a trade for someone like Gordon seemed very enticing.

Well, that won’t be the case, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder:


The keyword there is “currently”. The official diagnosis hasn’t even been made on Jones yet, and the Falcons may wait until closer to the trade deadline to pursue a player like Gordon in order to see if the team can turn it around in the coming weeks.

Sitting at 1-4 makes it tough for them to trade a high draft pick for a risky play like Gordon.

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  • David Klooz

    Maybe the idiots in the front office should throw in Haden, Cameron and Thomas as well. Then we’d have no one. Want to trade? How about Weeden and Little for some old shoulder pads. They could practice throwing and catching on the sidelines.