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Browns' Josh Gordon One Of Few Positives In Drubbing By Eagles

In the Browns' mistake-riddled 27-10 preseason loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, rookie wide receiver Josh Gordon was a bright spot.

Gordon, the rookie from Baylor University, finished the game with three receptions for 50 yards, but it was a single highlight play which sparked optimism from Cleveland fans, coaches and even Gordon himself. On the first play from scrimmage, Gordon outran, then outjumped, All-Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, reached above his head and made a terrific catch for 28 yards. Gordon could not even fully believe his feat, later tweeting the photo of the catch with the caption "Is that Nnamdi?"

Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports that in a game where the Browns allowed five sacks, three turnovers and a blocked punt, Gordon's performance and ensuing confidence boost mark steps in the right direction for the Cleveland offense.

"The fact that it just happened to be Nnamdi, it's a confidence booster, sure," Gordon said. "[It] just helped prove to myself I could actually come out here and try to hold my own."

Cleveland selected the 21-year-old Gordon in the second round of the 2012 Supplemental Draft.

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