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A year ago, in the midst of the NFL lockout, the Cleveland Browns drafted Josh Gordon with the eighth overall pick.
In two seasons, Gordon has gone from undrafted free agent to one of the most productive players in the league, making 1,058 catches for 1,062 yards and 14 touchdowns.
But now that he’s been traded from the Browns to the New York Jets, Gordon is facing a growing number of questions from his teammates, particularly regarding his ability to perform as an NFL wide receiver.
“He’s going to have a difficult time being a consistent receiver,” a source told CBS Sports.
“I can tell you that right now.”
“I think that’s what’s going on, that Josh is going to be a guy that has to prove himself,” another source added.
“If he can’t, the team’s not going to want him.”
The source went on to say, “There’s going be a lot of questions going forward about his health.
I think that will play a part in where Josh is at this time.”
And yet, Gordon hasn’t been the only Browns receiver to experience this type of discomfort.
Last year, wide receiver Josh Doctson had an even worse year, finishing with just two catches for 11 yards.
After missing the entire 2016 season due to an ACL injury, Doctson came back and became a more productive player this season.
He caught 65 passes for 856 yards and three touchdowns, but has yet to be able to put together a consistent season.
The team, however, has been patient with Doctson, hoping that his recovery can be accelerated.
In the offseason, the Browns drafted a wide receiver with Doctman’s pedigree, Jordan Matthews.
Now, the young wide receiver has found himself in a similar situation.
The rookie has been hampered by a variety of ailments in recent years, including a shoulder injury, and he is currently in the process of having his medical clearance denied.
This is in addition to a number of other setbacks for the wide receiver, including an ankle injury, which has kept him out of the first preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
“Obviously, he has some injuries that have limited him, but he’s also been working hard to make sure that he can still be productive,” a team source said.
“It’s been hard on him, not only this year, but in previous seasons.
He’s always been working on his body, but it’s a challenge for him.
And this year has been a challenge.”
As it stands, the Jets are still trying to determine if Doctson will be able make the team.
The New York Post reported earlier this month that Doctson is expected to be placed on injured reserve, which would mean he wouldn’t be able be placed back on the active roster.
This means that if Doctman does make the roster, he would be placed into the NFL’s concussion protocol, which could put him at risk for serious head injuries.
But even if Docton does not make the Jets, the pressure is on him to prove that he is a productive wide receiver in the NFL.
This past offseason, Docton had to overcome his shoulder injury.
And while his career in the CFL was derailed by a concussion, he made a lot more strides than most undrafted wide receivers.
His play was so good that the Jets made him the fifth overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.
He is now set to start in the slot and will likely be paired with Quincy Enunwa on the outside.
“Josh has been playing at a high level in training camp,” a Browns source told the team, “so he should be a big part of the offense.”
It’s a testament to Doctson that he has been able to get back on track after suffering such a devastating injury.
But he is far from done.
Doctson’s struggles with concussion issues are not limited to the Browns, either.
Last month, Doctsons injury also caused him to miss the Browns’ Week 5 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts.
“As you’ve heard, he suffered a concussion on Sunday night,” the team told CBSSports.
“The doctors believe it was not a concussion.
Josh is working to get himself back on a track and we will continue to support him as he recovers.”
For now, it seems that Josh Doctsson will have to wait another season to make the Browns roster, as they will likely have to place him on IR at some point.