August 21, 2014

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Browns Notes: WR Josh Gordon “pretty sure” Cleveland will draft a QB at No. 4

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon runs the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs. (AP File Photo/Colin E. Braley)

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon runs the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs. (AP File Photo/Colin E. Braley)

Browns All-Pro receiver Josh Gordon was the star Thursday at ESPN.

Well, second to Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, who had an impressive pro day that was broadcast live on the network.

Gordon spent the day at ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, Conn., appearing on a variety of TV and radio shows.

Gordon was asked repeatedly about the Browns’ plans with the No. 4 pick in the draft.

“There’s no telling,” he said in the morning. “I talked with Ray (Farmer, general manager), I talked with Jimmy (Haslam, owner). The choice is really up in the air right now. I’m pretty sure it’s a quarterback and I just really can’t say which one. I’m not real sure.”

The three likeliest quarterback candidates for the Browns are Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater, Central Florida’s Blake Bortles and Manziel.

“There’s plenty of guys on the list right now,” Gordon said. “Blake Bortles is definitely one of those guys that just may do it for us. Teddy Bridgewater is a great talent. But there’s no telling.”

By his afternoon stop on “NFL Live,” Gordon had a new favorite.

“After seeing his pro day, in those pads, Johnny Manziel is looking real nice right about now,” he said. “I didn’t know he was that accurate.”

But Gordon hasn’t given up on veteran teammate Brian Hoyer. He predicted a 10-6 season for the Browns in 2014 with a playoff run, then was asked who would be the quarterback.

“My boy Brian Hoyer’s been doing a great job right now,” Gordon said. “He’s a great guy, he’s working so hard to come back off that ACL injury. Hopefully he can keep it together and mold the young quarterbacks we get.”

HADEN HOSTING CAMP
Browns Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden will hold his first youth camp in Northeast Ohio on July 11 at All Pro Athletic Center in Lorain.

The Joe Haden Elite Football Experience is for boys in third to eighth grade from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The day will include film study, speed and strength training, skill work and lessons on proper nutrition.
Cost is $100. For more information, go to aamanagementgroup.com.

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