The Browns decided to suspend WR Josh Gordon due to a violation of the team’s rules that was not disclosed, and this took place a day before their game against the Ravens, which is their season’s last meeting. Pay per head bookies know that this is not the first time that the player gets in trouble, and can see that the season is not ending very well for him at all.
On Saturday, the player’s suspension was announced by Cleveland. WR Phil Bates was sent to the team’s practice squad so he could step up for Gordon.
Sources reported that QB Johnny Manziel and Gordon did not show up to the team’s walk-through, and the Browns had problems locating these players.
On Friday, the WR was late as he was entering the practice field. The player came out of the Browns’ facility for the outdoor workout session while wearing the jersey of WR Travis Benjamin.
In the team’s release, Manziel was not mentioned, and it’s not clear at all if the walkthrough was something that the QB was required to do. The player suffered an injury to the hamstring in the team’s loss last week to the Panthers, and now he won’t be able to participate in their last game against Baltimore (9-6), who are looking to clinch a spot in the playoffs.
Gordon’s suspension would be the end of a very bad year for him, as earlier in the season he already served a ban of 10 games due to continuous violations for drug use.
Last season, the player was leading the league with 1,646 receiving yards, even though he was banned for the team’s first two initial meetings. Ever since he returned this year from his NFL suspension, 24 passes for 303 yards were caught by him. However, he also ended up running in the wrong pass directions for Brian Hoyer, who was the Browns’ starting QB.
Cleveland were beaten four games in a row, and on Sunday, rookie QB Connor Shaw will start in the game against Baltimore.
The Browns’ fans and pay per head bookies can see that Gordon’s suspension is not coming as very good news at all for the team, considering all the troubles that they already put up with this season. However, they believe that the team will be able to work around his absence, and are very hopeful to see Shaw perform very well in the QB position.
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