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Josh Gordon: New Kid
DAVID SABINO
October 15, 2012
Desperate for a playmaker, any playmaker, to team with Brandon Weeden, the Browns turned on Sunday to their rookie receiver from Baylor. Gordon caught only two of the eight passes thrown in his direction against the Giants, but he did gain 82 yards while becoming the first Cleveland wideout to reach the end zone twice in a game since Braylon Edwards in 2007. Pushed into the supplemental draft after sitting out the '11 season for failing a drug test, Gordon, 21, is far from a sure thing. But right now he's better to have on your roster than drop-prone teammate Greg Little, who had no catches on Sunday.
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October 15, 2012

Josh Gordon: New Kid

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Desperate for a playmaker, any playmaker, to team with Brandon Weeden, the Browns turned on Sunday to their rookie receiver from Baylor. Gordon caught only two of the eight passes thrown in his direction against the Giants, but he did gain 82 yards while becoming the first Cleveland wideout to reach the end zone twice in a game since Braylon Edwards in 2007. Pushed into the supplemental draft after sitting out the '11 season for failing a drug test, Gordon, 21, is far from a sure thing. But right now he's better to have on your roster than drop-prone teammate Greg Little, who had no catches on Sunday.

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RISERS

Rashard Mendenhall

RB, Steelers

He gained more yards in his first game (81) than either Isaac Redman or Jonathan Dwyer totaled in three.

Andrew Luck

QB, Colts

The No. 1 pick finished with 362 yards and three TDs (one rushing), and he looked like a seasoned veteran on the game-winning drive.

Michael Crabtree

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