CLEVELAND, Ohio – Brown's receiver Josh Gordon was cleared by the NFL on Saturday to attend training and games, but his hamstrings did not receive the memo.
Dropped on non-football injury list on Saturday morning Gordon was idle during the afternoon practice session, mainly because of the tightness of his Achilles tendon that had formed at the Browns facility during the past week, a team spokesman said.
The Browns only wanted to allow Gordon to participate in runs that are starting today to give him a chance to re-acclimate to the crew and the new offense. If all went well, he would continue his education at a limited level and then join in fully.
But the Achilles tendon has driven these plans to madness.
Coach Hue Jackson said Gordon will "more than likely not play" at the night's final in Detroit, which Jackson had considered preparing him for the opening match against Pittsburgh on 9 September.
"I don I do not want to keep him out there, if we have the chance we will not have him opener," he said. "I want to make sure he's ready to leave."
He is still hopeful that Gordon will be ready to face the Steelers.
"Oh, yes," he said. "Undoubtedly."
He said that Gordon tweaked the Browns at Hammam two days ago (1
Gordon had trained with independent trainer Tim Shankle of HomeGrown Worldwide in Gainesville, Florida, during treatment at the University of Florida during the past month, but it was not the same intensity as an NFL training camp
Preparing for football and getting ready somewhere else are two different things, "Jackson said," It's just made a little better, it's not a big move, so we'll bring it back soon. "
Gordons A hamstring injury and a nagging groin injury from Antonio Callaway, although he could train again today, could brought Dez Bryant for a visit from August 16-17 and liked him, but he left without a contract Profootballtalk.com's Mike Florio reported that The Browns offered him $ 5 million, which the three Pro Bowler felt was not enough, Bryant also rejected a three-year $ 21 million offer in April t from the Ravens.
If the two sides can agree on an annual salary, Bryant can still become Brown. 19659002] During a scene recorded at HBO's Hard Knocks, Hue told Jackson Bryant in his office that Bryant was his type.
"To deliver, I need people like you," he said.
In the meantime, the Browns will work hard on Gordon's Achilles tendon and try to get him ready for the Steelers game, Jackson said.
Gordon participated in the walk-through Saturday morning, but instead of training in the afternoon, he trained with the other receivers, trained with the other injured players, including the newly injured David Njoku (ankle) and the defensive attacker Larry Ogunjobi ( Shoulder
The decision to remove Gordon from the non-football Injury List on Saturday and grant him full active status was a collaboration on behalf of the NFL, Browns and NFLPA, said league spokesman Brian McCarthy cleveland.com.
McCarthy also said that now that Gordon has been clarified, "it is up to the club to determine its participation in the practice and games at this time."
Gordon's side in the run this morning provided a boost for his teammates.
"It felt good to have our brother on the sidelines and on the training field," said linebacker Christian Kirksey. "He just brings this energy back, and I was looking forward to seeing him."
Free Security Damarious Randall is glad that Gordon is now on his side.
"It is very exciting because it is just opening another dimension to our misdemeanor, and as soon as Josh comes, it is he two teams, you guys want two guys, so make it a little easier for the quarterback, the running game, you call that. I'm just looking forward to seeing him out there field-pass. "