After the Browns traded running back Trent Richardson last week, it wouldn’t be surprising if they continue to wheel and deal.
The Browns are fielding trade offers and are open to dealing wide receivers Josh Gordon and Greg Little, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported this morning.
At least one team has made a quality offer for Gordon, according to the report. ESPN contributor Adam Caplan reported that Gordon has been on the trade block for several weeks and that it’s very clear Browns CEO Joe Banner wants him out.
Gordon will make his 2013 regular-season debut today when the Browns (0-2) face the Minnesota Vikings (0-2) at the Metrodome. Gordon missed the first two games this season while serving a suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.
Little will play today, but he won’t start. Browns coach Rob Chudzinski demoted Little primarily for his poor performances on the field – he dropped two passes in each of the first two games. Little also has had a slew of recent traffic violations.
Schefter also reported today that the Browns covet Houston Texans running back Ben Tate, who is scheduled to become a free agent in March. On Wednesday, the Browns traded Richardson, the third overall pick in last year’s draft, to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a first-round pick.
After dealing Richardson, Banner didn’t rule out making other trades.
“I don’t anticipate that happening,” Banner said Friday on ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike. “But if you’d asked me a week ago did we expect to trade Trent, I would’ve said no. I don’t think that will happen, and that isn’t the plan or agenda right now.”
In the wake of the Richardson trade, Browns Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas said he thought virtually every play on the roster, including himself, could be dealt by the new regime. Several teams have inquired about dealing for Thomas, but the Browns have told them that he’s not on the trading block, NFL Network’s Michael Silver reported today.