Best fits for Josh Gordon including the Dallas Cowboys and Jaguars

ESPN has reported that the Cleveland Browns will part ways with wide receiver Josh Gordon by releasing him on Monday. They will try to find a trade partner with another team first though before they release the 27-year-old.

The receiver has had issues with the ‘s substance abuse policy with suspensions. Gordon was finally reinstated for the final five games of the 2017 season.

Gordon has been an extremely productive receiver in the past including the 2013 season when he led the NFL with 1,646 receiving yards. He averaged 67 receiving yards in his five contests last year despite not playing for nearly three years.

If his head is on straight and his focus remains on football, nearly every team would jump at the opportunity to sign/trade for a player like Gordon. Here are five of the best fits for the soon-to-be former Browns receiver.

Dallas Cowboys

It has been said for months now that the Cowboys do not have a strong set of receivers and tight ends following the release of Dez Bryant and retirement of Jason Witten. It showed in Week 1, as Dallas was only was able to muster eight points in a loss to the Panthers.

New England Patriots

The Patriots had much success bringing in a somewhat controversial, but ultra-talented receiver in the past with Randy Moss. Julian Edelman is suspended three more games for New England, and the team has shuffled receivers with fewer skills than Gordon on and off the roster in recent weeks.

According to NBC Sports, the most recent receiver transaction for the Patriots came with the release of Bennie Fowler on Saturday, just a few days after he signed.

Carolina Panthers

Cam Newton can surely use another playmaker in his lineup, especially with Greg Olsen out for some time with injury. Offseason additions Torrey Smith, and Jarius Wright, both had underwhelming 2017 seasons with their respective former teams.

Minnesota Vikings

Yes, the Vikings already have two excellent receivers in Adam Theilen and Stefon Diggs. though, meant Minnesota is going all-in on winning a Super Bowl. After the Vikings‘ top-two receivers, the depth chart is a little shallow led by third-year, former first-round pick, Laquon Treadwell.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Losing Marquis Lee for the season was a devastating injury to a Jaguars team that has extremely high aspirations. Free agent signee Donte Moncrief, hauled in just one pass in Week 1. Quarterback Blake Bortles doesn‘t instill too much fear in opposing defenses, but adding a talent like Gordon could open up a lot of things in the Jacksonville offense.

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