Rookie receiver Gordon flashing for Browns
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Slightly sunburned and plenty relaxed from a summer cruise through the Caribbean with his wife, Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress returned home to learn he had a new player.
While Childress was chilling, Cleveland selected wide receiver Josh Gordon in the NFL's supplemental draft.
The name didn't ring a bell.
Childress now knows Gordon well, and the rest of the league is quickly finding out about him, too.
With three touchdowns — two on passes over 60 yards — in the past two games, Gordon is becoming the big, play-making wide receiver the Browns have craved.
At 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, the faster-than-he-looks Gordon has the physical makeup to be a star. It's up to the 21-year-old rookie, who was asked to leave Baylor after twice testing positive for marijuana, to make it happen.
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