Right now there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding wide receiver Josh Gordon and the Cleveland Browns. Already facing a year-long suspension, Gordon was arrested in North Carolina over the Fourth of July weekend on DWI charges, which has now led to speculation that the team could just simply cut him.
Whether or not they do that remains to be seen, but as Mike Florio from Pro Football Talk pointed out, that possibility is definitely on the table.
Now if they do cut him, he would immediately become a part of the waivers system, and as Florio also pointed out, the Houston Texans could strike quickly at picking up the rest of Gordon’s rookie contract, a team that has a wide receiver issue of their own.
If that happens, Gordon would be exposed to the waivers system, with teams getting a shot at securing the final two years of his rookie deal based on the worst-to-first priority order. The Texans, who may need a No. 1 receiver, would have dibs.
As of right now, Andre Johnson has given no indication that he plans to play for the Texans this season, so the team could very well indeed be looking for another no. 1 wideout as they look to put the miserable season of last year behind them under first-year head coach Bill O’Brien.
The question, obviously, would then be whether or not O’Brien would want to take on a project like Gordon in Houston.