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 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.
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.