Over the offseason, Gordon cut himself off from the world and went into rehab in hopes to put his NFL career on the right track. This past week he shared on both Instagram and Twitter another screenshot, this time thanking fans and Browns organization for their support while also announcing he will be returning to training camp.
While Gordon was away it was not announced when he would return. Worried that he might not have been ready for the start of the 2018 season it was rumored that the Browns were looking into Dez Bryant. Bryant has spent his entire career with Cowboys and was released this past offseason due to not living up to the front office expectations.
Talks between the Browns and Bryant did not start to pick up until Browns GM John Dorsey told the media that Bryant would not return his phone calls. A few days after this statement during the Browns first preseason game Bryant tweeted that he would be visiting Cleveland in the next week.
It has been almost a week now since negotiations began between the two parties but nothing has been announced. Bryant’s agent traveled with him to Cleveland which many thought was a good sign for the Browns. However, with the return of Josh Gordon, the Browns might want to step away from the Bryant negotiations.
IN 2013 GORDON BECAME THE FIRST PLAYER IN NFL HISTORY TO RECORD MORE THAN 200 RECEIVING YARDS IN BACK TO BACK GAMES.
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Even though coach Hue Jackson said that the return of Gordon will not affect the Bryant situation, many speculate that this is the reason the rumors of the two parties agreeing have died off. This past season the Browns added Jarvis Landry, last years league leader in receptions. With both Gordon and Landry working with the team only the Browns front office knows if they will bring in a third pro bowl receiver.