It seems as if the Cleveland Browns have decided that they will go ahead and start a full on fire sale of the the team after just two weeks into the regular season. The Browns rocked the NFL world last week after trading former first-round running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts now have two of the first three players selected in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft on their roster.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting this morning that the Browns are now fielding offers for wide receivers Josh Gordon and Greg Little. Could the New England Patriots be in the mix for Gordon? Schefter reports that the Browns have already received an offer for Gordon.
The dots connect that the Patriots might be the team that reached out to Cleveland. Michael Lombardi has a history with New England’s head coach Bill Belichick. The pair worked together in Cleveland prior. The Patriots need obvious help at the receiver position. Danny Amendola has a long injury history and he’ll likely be out for another few weeks. TE Rob Gronkowski is doubtful to play today against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
NFL Network Insiders are reporting this morning that Patriots QB Tom Brady was texting this week with former Patriots wide receivers Brandon Lloyd and Deion Branch about the possibility of returning to the team.
Gordon was selected by the browns in the NFL Supplemental Draft and showed promise last season. He played a full slate of 16 games and logged 58 receptions for 805 yards and five touchdowns.
Gordon is a big, powerful receiver that would provide the Patriots with a much needed receiver. Cleveland appears poised to collect as many draft selections as they can for the 2014 NFL Draft. New England needs help now.
Gordon is playing for the first time this season after serving a league imposed two-game suspension to start the season.