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Browns Need Improvement From Josh Gordon

Wide receiver Josh Gordon could be the starter opposite Greg Little for the Browns this season, at least that's the hope, according to ESPN's Jamison Hensley. But for Gordon to earn that spot he's going to have to show a lot more to the coaches before the preseason ends.

Gordon, a second-round pick in the supplemental draft in July, didn't play a game last year with Utah and didn't do much route-running the year before at Baylor, so it's understandable why the receiver would be behind in the area. Regardless, with only two receptions for 38 yards in two games, Gordon hasn't done nearly enough to earn a starting spot yet.

"He's making a steady climb through this training camp," Shurmur told Hensley. "When he came into camp, he had to kind of run himself into wide receiver shape. That runs parallel with learning the offense and then the details of it."

Gordon and the Browns will play their third game of the preseason Friday night at 7:30 ET against the Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns Stadium.

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