The Cleveland Browns are looking at this offseason with mixed emotions, as the team and the city has gotten a lot more exciting from a sports perspective but that has all come at a price.
Josh Gordon can’t stay out of trouble and seems to always find it no matter where he runs off to. He was arrested yet again not that long ago in an incident that seems to have sealed his fate for this upcoming season. But when it comes to his future with the Browns, it appears he’s safer than we all thought.
According to Cleveland.com, the Browns will not only avoid cutting Josh Gordon but because he hasn’t been formally punished by the NFL, the team expects to see him at training camp this year.
“I think we need to find the middle ground of what’s best for Josh and what’s best for the organization. I know Cris Carter came out and said that, but we think you can find that middle ground of what’s best for our players and best for the organization. It worked for Cris, but cutting Josh might be the worst thing for him and the worst thing for us.”
And about the soon-to-be suspended Gordon attending training camp this summer:
Pettine said he hasn’t talked to Gordon yet, but will do when he reports on Friday.
“He won’t be the only one,” Pettine said. “I have a list of guys I’ll have a state of the union address with.”
This seems to be Gordon getting yet another lucky break but the bottom line is that he needs to get his act together sooner rather than later. Cleveland is very clearly trying to ignore the larger issues at hand because Gordon can catch the ball extremely well, but he needs to get it together sooner rather than later or he will run out of chances to prove himself.
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