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:
Julio Jones was leading NFL in receptions before injury. I’m told Falcons not currently seeking to trade for Josh Gordon or other WR
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) October 8, 2013
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.