The Cleveland Browns are no doubt in need of some wide receiver help as the team is looking at a possible year-long suspension for Josh Gordon which would instantly kill the momentum they had in production last season. Gordon accounted for a large portion of the Browns offense and losing him for a year would necessitate the need for a viable replacement.
According to ESPN.com’s Tony Grossi, there is about a 50-50 chance that the Browns make a trade for a receiver before the season starts.
He doesn’t name any specific targets that the Browns are for sure targeting, but there are more than a few names out there that Grossi drops that Cleveland is likely no doubt interested in. Cleveland signed a few veteran stragglers to see if they work out, but a trade is starting to look more and more likely.
The two biggest names, of course, are Texans receiver Andre Johnson and Raiders wide out Denarius Moore.
Johnson, who turns 33 in July, is boycotting the Texans’ voluntary OTA practices because he is frustrated by the team’s losing and unhappy with its offensive direction. Moore, 25, may be expendable after the Raiders signed ex-Packer James Jones in free agency and claimed Little.
As Grossi points out, Moore make much more sense for the Browns in terms of realistic targets to have. The Texans have said that they have little interest in trading Johnson which means Moore is the front runner by default. Still, there’s no guarantee that Gordon will get a year long suspension or that the Browns will trade for a receiver but the two seem to be contingent on one another happening.
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