(NEW YORK) — Even though Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon’s name has been tossed around in trade rumors lately, the team says they have no intention of trading him.
When the team traded away running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts for a first-round pick, money thought the Browns would begin selling off players for draft picks.
The team’s CEO, Joe Banner, says don’t expect Gordon to be dealt away.
“We’re absolutely not shopping Josh,” Banner said. “We’re not going to shop him and we don’t have any plan or intention to trade him.”
After being suspended for the first two games of the season, Gordon has flourished in his second NFL season. In three games he has 18 receptions for 303 yards with two touchdowns.
“I personally – and I think anyone here – would be completely shocked if we ended up trading him,” Banner added. “Josh is playing great. He’s working his butt off.”
Since trading Richardson, the Browns have won three games in a row.
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Jill Martin, CNN
Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire