WR Josh Gordon Pleads Guilty To DWI

Josh Gordon

Browns’ All-Pro wide receiver Josh Gordon pleaded guilty to his DWI Tuesday morning in Raleigh, N.C., the Wake County clerk’s office told Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Under the new drug policy, a DWI conviction results in an automatic two-game suspension, but a source told profootballtalk.com that Gordon will not be suspended by the NFL for the DWI. The source said that some things will be retroactive under the new policy and some will not, and that Gordon pleaded guilty now to avoid the two-game suspension.

His hearing was originally set for Aug. 26th, but then postponed until Nov. 18 while he went through the appeals process for his indefinite drug ban. It was moved up again to today so Gordon could avoid the extra two games for a total of 12.

When the NFL’s new policy is approved, Gordon will have his suspension reduced from 16 games to 10 because he’s violated the substance abuse policy at least four times, sources said last week.

If he plays the final six games, beginning Nov. 23, it would count as an accrued season, meaning he’d be eligible for free agency after the 2015, as originally scheduled.

Browns Look to Build on 16-10 Lead Over Saints

After giving-up over 500 yards of total offense to the Atlanta Falcons in week one, the Saints Defense figured to have a nice rebound game lined-up in week two against Bryan Hoyer and the no-name Browns offense.

However, Hoyer found former Dallas Cowboy Miles Austin in the end-zone for a 3-yard score and a 7-0 Browns lead. New Orleans thought they dodged a bullet when Billy Cundiff missed a 44-yard field goal, but an offsides penalty gave Hoyer & Co. new life. The drive stalled 11-yards later, and Cundiff made good on his second chance from 33-yards out to give Cleveland the 10-0 lead.

Tashaun Gibson picked-off a Drew Brees pass intended for TE Jimmy Graham and promptly returned it 62 yards to extend the Browns lead to 16-3. The Browns appeared to have all the momentum leading into halftime.

But Drew Brees and the high-powered Saints offense calmly responded on the very next possession with a 12-play 80-yard drive, finding Graham from 9-yards out for the Saints first touchdown of the game, thus reducing the Browns’ lead to 6 right before the half.

Hower is 9/19 with 67-yards and the TD to Austin. Rookie Terrance West, starting in place of the injury prone Ben Tate, leads the Browns with 38-yards rushing and 22-yards receiving. Austin has the one reception for a TD, while Andrew Hawkins leads the receiving core with 7 targets.

For the Saints, Drew Breese passed John Elway for fourth place on the NFL’s all-time passing list and now has 51, 523 yards as of halftime. Graham has pitched in 5 receptions – all in the 2nd quarter – for 57 yards and the lone Saints TD to lead all receivers. Meanwhile, Mark Ingram has paced the Saints with 44-yards rushing on just 3 carries.

Stay tuned, as the Browns look to hang-on against the Saints. The second half is quickly approaching.

Go Browns!

Saints At Browns NFL Week Two Inactives

New Orleans – S Marcus Ball, DE Glenn Foster, CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste, G Senio Kelemete, FB Erik Lorig, WR Joseph Morgan, WR Nick Toon

Cleveland – WR LaRon Byrd, TE Jordan Cameron, CB Pierre Desir, DT John Hughes, DL Ishmaa’ily Kitchen, LB Barkevious Mingo, RB Ben Tate

Browns Post-Game Notes Following Loss To Steelers

Cleveland Browns v Pittsburgh Steelers

  • The Browns rushed for 183 yards and averaged 6.1 yards per carry, while adding two rushing scores. The 183 rushing yards are the most by the team since Nov. 7, 2010, when the club racked up 230 against New England.

 

  • QB Brian Hoyer completed 19 of 31 passes for 230 yards with one touchdown, zero interceptions and a 94.8 rating. In the second half, he completed 15 of 20 passes for 173 yards and led Cleveland to 24 points, including four consecutive scoring drives to open the second half.

 

  • The Browns erased a 24 point deficit at halftime (27-3) and evened the game at 27-27 in the fourth quarter. The last time the Browns scored 24 or more unanswered points was on Dec. 9, 2012, when the team scored 30 straight points in a 30-7 victory against Kansas City.

 

  • Browns 2014 third-round pick Terrance West rushed for 100 yards on 16 carries (6.3 avg.). He is the first Browns rookie to rush for 100 yards during his NFL debut since Larry Mason rushed for 133 at New England on Oct. 4, 1987. West is the first Browns player to reach the 100-yard rushing mark since Trent Richardson rushed for 105 yards against Baltimore on Nov. 4, 2012.

 

  • Rookie RB Isaiah Crowell posted two rushing touchdowns, including a 3-yard score on his first career carry. He is the first Browns player with two rushing scores in one game since Trent Richardson against Washington on Dec. 16, 2012. Crowell joins Ron Johnson (1969) as the only Browns rookies to rush for multiple touchdowns during a season opener.

 

  • WR Andrew Hawkins recorded a career-high 87 receiving yards and tied a career best with eight receptions.

 

  • LB Paul Kruger recorded his fifth career multiple-sack game with two. He was also the last Browns player with two sacks in a game, totaling two at New England on Dec. 8, 2013. Kruger has 22 career sacks.

 

  • LB Karlos Dansby registered his 16th career interception during his Browns debut.

 

  • LB Jabaal Sheard, who has led the Browns in sacks each season since being selected in the second round in 2011, recorded his 22nd career sack.

 

  • LB Chris Kirksey recorded a sack during his NFL debut.

 

  • WR Travis Benjamin hauled in a 9-yard touchdown reception. He has five career touchdowns with three receiving.

 

  • LT Joe Thomas extended his consecutive-snaps streak to 6,987, the longest active stretch in the league. Thomas has started all 113 games and hasn’t missed an offensive play since being selected by the Browns with the third overall pick in the 2007 draft.

 

  • C Alex Mack has started and played in each of the first 81 games of his career. He hasn’t missed an offensive snap during his career, a stretch of 5,062 plays.

 

  • Nine players (FB Ray Agnew, OL Joel Bitonio, RB Isaiah Crowell, WR Taylor Gabriel, DB Justin Gilbert, LB Chris Kirksey, OL Ryan Seymour, RB Terrance West and DB K’Waun Williams) made their NFL debut.

 

  • K Billy Cundiff converted on field goals of 39 and 25 yards.

Amazing Second Half Effort Falls Short as Browns Fall to Steelers 30-27

Cleveland Browns v Pittsburgh Steelers

In a game that could have gone down as one of the most memorable in Browns history, the team couldn’t stop Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger in the final minute, and Shaun Suisham’s field goal on the last play gave the Steelers a 30-27 win.

Roethlisberger fired a 20-yard slant to Markus Wheaton down to the Browns 24 yard-line, and Suisham broke the Browns hearts with a 41-yard field goal.

The Browns defense couldn’t stop Roethlisberger, as he went for 278 yards on 16 of 22 passing, the highest first-half passing yardage of his career.

It was 27-3 at the half, with the Steelers doing whatever they wanted to the Browns, but in the second half, it was another story.

Brian Hoyer led the Browns all the way back, with the team scoring 24 second half points, using running backs Terrance West to go over 100 yards and Isaiah Crowell going in for two scores during the comeback.

The Browns lost Ben Tate to a knee injury, and Jordan Cameron to a shoulder injury, but it didn’t stop the comeback, which was impressive.

Hoyer was 12 of 14 for 172 yards with a touchdown in the second half after going 4 of 11 for 47 yards in the first half.

It was a loss, but it was a gutsy comeback and could end with more positives than negatives.

Cleveland at Pittsburgh Week One Inactives

Browns: CB Pierre Desir, RB Glenn Winston, CB Robert Nelson, LB Eric Martin, OL Paul McQuistan, DL Desmond Bryant, DL John Hughes

Steelers: QB Landry Jones, WR Martavis Bryant, WR Lance Moore, CB Brice McCain, OL Wesley Johnson, G Chris Hubbard, DL Daniel McCullers.

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Cleveland At Pittsburgh Thursday Injury Report

CLEVELAND BROWNS
 
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday DT Desmond Bryant (wrist), G Paul McQuistan (ankle)
  Thursday DT Desmond Bryant (wrist), DE John Hughes (hamstring), G Paul McQuistan (ankle)
 
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday DE John Hughes (hamstring)
 
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday CB Pierre Desir (knee), CB Joe Haden (foot), LB Eric Martin (concussion), CB Buster Skrine (thumb), LS Christian Yount (shoulder)
  Thursday CB Pierre Desir (knee), CB Joe Haden (foot), S Jim Leonhard (knee), LB Eric Martin (concussion), CB Buster Skrine (thumb), LS Christian Yount (shoulder)
 
PITTSBURGH STEELERS
 
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday WR Martavis Bryant (shoulder), WR Lance Moore (groin)
  Thursday WR Martavis Bryant (shoulder), CB Brice McCain (groin), WR Lance Moore (groin), C Cody Wallace (finger)
 
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday CB Brice McCain (groin)
 
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday TE Matt Spaeth (hamstring), LB Sean Spence (knee), LS Greg Warren (knee)
  Thursday TE Matt Spaeth (hamstring), LB Sean Spence (knee), LS Greg Warren (knee)