NEW YORK -- The Cleveland Browns had a great Thursday. Friday ... not so much.
On the same day it was learned that Josh Gordon could be facing a lengthy suspension for a positive drug test, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported wide receiver Nate Burleson underwent minor surgery after suffering a broken arm during Cleveland's first minicamp, according to a source informed of the situation.
Burleson is expected to be sidelined until training camp.
It's the same arm Burleson broke in a single-car car accident last September when he was a member of the Detroit Lions. No, we have no idea if the latest incident involved wildly popular Italian food.
As we've seen with Rob Gronkowski, the physical demands of being a pass catcher can make recovery from a broken arm tricky business. It doesn't help that Burleson is closing in on his 33rd birthday. Andrew Hawkins, Greg Little and Josh Cooper are going to get plenty of reps during offseason training activities.
It's all another reminder that drafting Johnny Manziel didn't solve all of Cleveland's problems.