Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon came off his league imposed two-game suspension in a strong fashion. Gordon was targeted 19 times while hauling in 10 receptions for 146 yards and a score. Prior to the Browns playing on Sunday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Cleveland browns were fielding offers for Gordon and fellow receiver Greg Little. Although Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski denied the report, Schefter stood by his report on Monday morning claiming that an offer was already on the table for Gordon.
Now, it seems as if the Detroit Lions might be in the mix. Nate Burelson broke his arm in two places last evening after being involved in a one-car accident. Ryan Broyles will become the Lions slot receiver moving forward, but he is still recovering from his second ACL surgery.
Tim Twentyman reports on Twitter that the Lions are making calls with multiple teams about trading for another receiver.
“The Lions have talked with multiple teams this morning regarding receivers available for possible trade, according to sources.”
If this report is correct, then the Lions must not have much faith in Broyles health moving forward.
Twentyman doesn’t name names of which team the Lions have been speaking with, but if Schefter’s report is correct, the Browns most definitely should have been on Detroit’s speed dial this morning.
Pairing Josh Gordon with Calvin Johnson would produce the most dynamic receiver pairing in the NFL.
Of course the Lions might also be interested in Greg Little, a receiver that would come at a lower asking price but he has struggled with his hands during his career.