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"Instead, they are saying they are simply working with the receivers they have -- some hard-working receivers -- and, actually, Josh Gordon's going to need to fight his way back into this offense when he returns."
Eligible to play in Week 12 against the Falcons, Gordon has been lifting with the team and sitting in on meetings. The guidelines of his suspension dictate that he won't be allowed to work with quarterbacks or participate in football activities until his ban lifts on Nov. 23.
As we mentioned on NFL NOW, the Browns don't need to change the way they move the ball to incorporate Gordon. He's a talent that fits into any type of offense, giving the Browns a big-bodied, clear No. 1 wideout to bolster a receiving corps headlined by a pair of diminutive targets in Andrew Hawkins (5-foot-7) and Taylor Gabriel (5-foot-8).
Gordon's presence on the field is likely to create looks for tight end Jordan Cameron and keep defenses honest against the run after weeks of Cleveland facing consistent eight-man fronts.