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Josh Gordon: Rob Chudzinski told me I won't be traded

With the Lions in the market for a wide receiver, it's fair to wonder if Josh Gordon could wind up in Detroit.

After all, ESPN has reported more than once that Cleveland's front office is game for shopping its talented but troubled young pass catcher.

If it's up to Browns coach Rob Chudzinski -- and we doubt that -- Gordon's going nowhere. The receiver told reporters Wednesday that Chud texted him to say there won't be a trade, according to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.

Gordon said he was comforted to hear from his coach, but he acknowledged that anything can happen after seeing running back Trent Richardson shipped to the Colts for a first-round draft pick.

Gordon rejoined the Browns last week after being suspended for the first two games of the year for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. One more positive drug test would draw a one-year suspension from the league, a reality that might keep suitors at bay.

On the field, Gordon lit a spark for the Browns in Sunday's win over the Minnesota Vikings, hauling in 10 catches for 146 yards and one touchdown.

Gordon turned around and credited quarterback Brian Hoyer for the victory, saying the team's former third-string passer is "scrappier" than Brandon Weeden.

From where we stand, there was no bigger difference-maker for the Browns on Sunday than Gordon. Even if the front office isn't sold on the total package, you'd have to be blind not to see his talent.

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