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Browns tender WR Josh Gordon

Daryl Ruiter
March 13, 2018 - 1:06 pm

Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) - The Cleveland Browns have tendered receiver Josh Gordon as an exclusive rights free agent.

The move was a mere formality for the club and ensures Gordon remains under control for 2018.

Gordon, who is eligible to become a restricted free agent in 2019 and an unrestricted free agent in 2020, will make $790,000 for the 2018 season.

After returning from a lengthy suspension that began in 2015, Gordon caught 18 passes for 335 yards and a touchdown in 5 games in 2017 following his reinstatement by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. In all, Gordon has served 56 games in suspensions since the Browns selected him with a second-round tender in the 2012 supplemental draft. 

In 40 games - 37 starts - Gordon has totaled 179 catches, 3,089 yards and 15 touchdowns for the Browns.