According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, a source has told him that it’s “possible” that Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will be traded, but not “probable.”
A league source with knowledge of the dynamics of any deal tells PFT that a trade is “possible” but not “probable.”
Perhaps the better term would be “complicated.” Apart from Gordon’s actual or perceived football skills, he was suspended for the first two games of the 2013 season, along with a two-game fine. As we understand it, the two-and-two punishment resulted from negotiations between the NFL and the NFLPA. While Gordon has said he realizes he’s on his “last chance opportunity,” it’s not known with certainty whether his next violation of the substance-abuse policy would trigger banishment with the ability to apply for reinstatement after one year.
Florio brings up a great point. As talented as Gordon is, no team is going to want to give up a high draft pick for a player that could end up being suspended for a year with all of his off the field problems.