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BEREA, Ohio - Already dealing with cornerbacks, double coverage and defences targeting him, Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has spent the past month trying to shake free from trade rumours. Albert Almora Jr Jersey . Its been exhausting. "Im tired of it," Gordon said. With Tuesdays NFL trade deadline approaching, Gordon remains the subject of speculation that wont go away. The talented second-year receiver with All-Pro potential has become a coveted commodity, and as he prepares for Sundays game at Kansas City, Gordon doesnt know if it will be his final one with the Browns (3-4). "I honestly wish if it was going to happen, I wish it would happen already instead of dragging on," he said. "If a trade offer came in and thats what the Browns want to do, so be it. If not, then let it be known this is where Im going to be. Its part of the game. Im dealing with it." Browns coach Rob Chudzinski has insisted the Browns wont trade Gordon. CEO Joe Banner recently said he would be "completely shocked" if the Browns traded the 22-year-old, but the team has continued to receive offers for Gordon, who has 27 catches for 450 yards and two touchdowns in five games. Clevelands trade of running back Trent Richardson last month to Indianapolis for a first-round pick underscored the teams willingness to build for the future, and Gordon understands he might not be a part of it. "Ultimately its up to Joe Banner and (owner) Jimmy Haslam and the guys up top, but I do feel comforted in my head coach wants me to be here," Gordon said. "But the reality of it is anybody can make a deal and theyre saying theyre open to listening to people, so anything can happen." Gordons off-field issues could play a role in whether he stays in Cleveland. He was suspended for the first two games this season for violating the NFLs substance-abuse policy, and its his understanding that another failed drug test could result in a one-year suspension. Gordons checkered past could prompt the Browns to move him before he makes another mistake. But his background may make teams leery of taking a chance on him. It appears to be a gamble either way. Also, there have been questions about Gordons commitment and whether he always gives 100 per cent effort. Last week in Green Bay, Gordon had just two catches for 21 yards and his performance included a mistimed jump on a 4th-and-15 play when he failed to extend his arms and had the ball knocked away by a Packers defender. Gordons body language wasnt good, and it may have been because the trade talk had affected his play. "I would think it would bother him," said running back Willis McGahee. "From what Ive seen, I think he wants to be here. Im hoping he wants to be here. When you hear youre about to get traded your spirits change a little bit, but the only thing I can tell him is that its a business and anybody is expendable. Just got out and do your job. Do what you do. Dont let people see you all bent out of shape and things like that." McGahee, who signed with Cleveland last month following the Richardson trade, said Gordon would benefit from having a veteran player to mentor him. Hes confident that at some point Gordon will mature into a dependable professional. "Everybody gets it. It just depends on when," McGahee said. "I didnt get it until my fourth or fifth year. And I was like, All right, Ive got to start eating right and got to start doing this. Thats part of life. Thats part of growing. He has the talent. You can see it in him. Hes going to put it together in a minute." Browns offensive co-ordinator Norv Turner doesnt doubt that Gordon has been giving his all. He knows there may be times when it appears the 6-foot-3, 225-pounder is coasting, but its not because hes not trying. "Everyone wants Josh to be the Josh when hes at his best. I do, Josh does, everyone does," Turner said. "Ive been with young receivers and I dont know that thats realistic. Hes working hard. Josh is making great progress and the young receivers that Ive been around, its in the third or fourth year when you start seeing all of those things happen." It remains to be seen if theyll happen for Gordon in Cleveland. NOTES: Browns defensive co-ordinator Ray Horton predicted that his unit, which has given up 62 points in the past two games, will bounce back. "I know what my vision is and where were at on the field and in the classroom," he said. "I just think youll see a different Cleveland Browns defence moving forward." ... McGahee did not practice, as routine maintenance for his knees. ... RT Mitchell Schwartz is excited about playing against his big brother, Geoff, an offensive lineman for the Chiefs. "Well never face each other, so its not like a weird thing where one of us has to block each other," said Schwartz, adding his mom has a jersey thats half Browns, half Chiefs. Carlos Zambrano Jersey . - Mark Sanchez found out the New York Jets had acquired Tim Tebow on a conference call with team management. Kyle Hendricks Jersey . The 24-year-old Raley was 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA for Chicago in his first two career starts after being called up from Iowa on Aug. 7. He was optioned to Iowa on Monday after losing 3-0 to Cincinnati in Chicago on Sunday.Jos Buttler told Sky Sports he would like to bat higher up the order in Twenty20 cricket as he looks to score bigger runs. The England wicketkeeper is usually deployed around the No 4 or 5 spot in short-form cricket, the 25-year-old playing that role for Mumbai Indians in the IPL as well as his county side Lancashire and at international level.However, Buttler, who scored a 29-ball 56 from No 5 for Lancashire in Saturdays NatWest T20 Blast clash with Nottinghamshire Outlaws, is keen to be elevated as he aims to make a similar impact on games as IPL standouts Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and David Warner. Butttler playing for England at the recent World T20 in India I want to push myself higher up the order so I can score bigger runs, the right-hander told Nasser Hussain. David Ross Jersey. . In Twenty20 that means the powerplay area, if I can persuade people to put me in that early!Thats where I want to keep developing - you want to emulate guys like Kohli, De Villiers and Warner, who are taking the game forward.Watch the video above to hear more from Buttler, including his thoughts on the IPL, what impressed him most about Mumbai boss Ricky Ponting, and why a players best coach is himself. Also See: Fixtures/results Live cricket on Sky Get Sky Sports Cricket videos Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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