Are The Detroit Lions Pursuing Josh Gordon?

Josh Gordon with the Cleveland Browns

Sep 22, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) carries the ball during the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Look out folks, Adam Schefter has confirmed via Twitter that at least three teams have contacted the Cleveland Browns about a deal for wide receiver Josh Gordon. Two of them have already made an offer which includes a high round pick and a player.

At 6’3, 225 lbs, Gordon could be the ideal receiver the Lions have been searching for to compliment Calvin Johnson. Could the Lions be one of the three teams? The Lions are short at the wide receiver position thanks to Nate Burleson’s car wreck and Ryan Broyles still not 100 percent. The Browns could use a young and talented back like Mikel Leshoure with the departure of Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts, so the pieces are there for a potential trade.

Gordon, 22, is in his second season and just one hiccup away from a season-long suspension. My guess is, if the Lions are one of these three teams that they are offering a third round pick and potentially Mikel Leshoure as opposed to the second round price Browns have reportedly set.

What do you think Lions fans, are the Lions trying to swing a deal for the troubled, yet very talented Gordon? Is he worth the risk? Leave your comments below.

Topics: Detroit Lions, Josh Gordon, NFC North, NFL, NFL Trade Deadline, NFL Trade Rumors

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  • Herman Moore

    No. The Lions have been burned too many times by guys with off-field issues. Gordon, whose next toke of a joint gets him a year vacation, is the last thing they need. The Lions have plenty of options at receiver. In fact, if Stafford’s accuracy was a little better, everyone would be saying Broyles is back…

    • Benjamin Hadden

      Agree with this post. Stafford overthrew so many receivers during this game. Either he overthrew them or they simply were not running their routes fast enough. Too many times were guys wide open and the ball sailed just out of reach in front of them. A little more loft on the ball and the final score would have been much different.

  • Darin Drew

    The Lions become a light contender with this trade. However, If Josh hasn’t seen the mistakes he’s made one slip up is gonna set us back a back! The guys upside and potential is to much to pass up though especially for a second round pic! They’ll be hard pressed to find a receiver this good in the draft unless they plan on trading up to get Mike Evans in the Top 10. Calvin Johnson would appreciate not having to catch the ball on three defenders at once!

    • Herman Moore

      Why do so many people think that player X is the answer, and we should trade away the future? Titus Young had upside… I think this would be a waste of a second round pick. Or a third and Leshoure. Or whatever price they set. No guys with character issues, please.

      • Jay Foreman

        Reggie Bush is a player X. If you would draft the player today in the second round it’s worth the trade.

        • Herman Moore

          Bush was a free agent; no future draft choices were given up. Unless you’re talking about a guy who is the missing piece to a Super Bowl run (and we’re not) trading high picks is a bad idea. And again, for Gordon, the consequences of another screwup is a year suspension. Doesn’t matter how good a guy is when he can’t play…

  • abe

    Put Leshoure in the game and run the ball. Thats how you take heat off the we only pass offense and ware on the opposing defense. Leshoure is a bruiser and averaged 3.7 yac on 215 carries totaling 798 yds 9tds in 14 games how is he not touching the ball? Oh yea he also had 214yds receiving on 34 receptions to go with his solid run game, again I ask how is he not touching the ball? Give him the ball and watch him work coaches.