CLEVELAND— Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson has ruled out wide receiver Josh Gordon for Thursday night’s game preseason game against the Detroit Lions, and also said he won’t start in Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Gordon was recently cleared to practice and play in games by the NFL. He has since been held out practice with a hamstring issue.
The wide receiver missed all of training camp to focus on his mental health. In 2017, Gordon played in five games. He accumulated 18 receptions for 335 yards and one touchdown.
The Browns have also expressed interest in former Dallas Cowboy star receiver Dez Bryant. But since the return of Gordon, the need for a player like Bryant is arguably far less.
Having Gordon back should open the offense more. With the additions of wide receiver Jarvis Landry, running backs Carlos Hyde, Nick Chubb, and quarterback Tyrod Taylor, Gordon is joining what should be a very talented and fun offense to watch this season.