The Browns have added to their receving corps by selecting former Baylor wideout Josh Gordon in the second round of the NFL’s supplemental draft.
The Beacon Journal confirms Gordon was selected by the team in hopes of adding some big-play ability to an offense that was struggling to get points on the board.
Gordon showed some flashes of that ability as he posted 42 receptions for 714 yards and seven touchdowns for the Bears as a sophomore in 2010.
The 6-foot-3, 224-pound wide receiver had some off the field issues at Baylor, as he was arrested for marijuana possession in 2010 and subsequently failed a drug test, dismissing him from the team. He then enrolled at Utah and sat out last season due to NCAA transfer rules.
With the Browns' selection of Gordon, they will lose a second-round selection in next year's NFL Draft.
This is the first time since 1985 that the Browns took a player in the supplemental draft when the team selected quarterback Bernie Kosar.
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