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AFC North: Browns leaving door open for WR Gordon


AFC North: Browns leaving door open for WR Gordon

INDIANAPOLIS – Wide receiver Josh Gordon could be a major asset for the Browns next season if he is reinstated to the NFL. So the Browns are waiting patiently for the NFL to make its decision, knowing that Gordon’s ability to make plays is the least of their concerns.

“Josh, we know is working out, and by all signs he’s on the path to come back and be reinstated,” said Browns executive vice president Sashi Brown, speaking at the combine. “Josh is a tremendously talented young man. I’ve gotten a chance to know Josh over the three years that I’ve been in Cleveland. I know him to be generally a good young man. He understands he’s made some mistakes in the past. I think he’s accountable for those.”

Brown said he was uncertain when a decision on Gordon’s status would be made. Gordon has been suspended three times over the past three seasons, and has not played since 2014. However, in just 14 games that season, Gordon had 95 catches for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns. He’s a special talent, and special talents often get multiple chances to make amends for mistakes.

The Browns are starting yet another rebuilding regime, with both Brown and head coach Hue Jackson saying they want high-character players. However, Gordon is still only 24 years old, and if he is going to resurrect his career, the Browns want him to do it for them.

“He’s a good young man, means well, he’s just got get past a few things and hopefully has learned,” Brown said. “If he hasn’t, he won’t be part of our organization. But I trust he’ll give himself an opportunity to do that. We’ll see.”

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Fellow dance student of Ravens' Alex Collins fatally shot in Florida school shooting

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Fellow dance student of Ravens' Alex Collins fatally shot in Florida school shooting

On Wednesday, February 14, a horrific school shooting claimed the lives of 17 innocent people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. 

The tragic event impacted people far and wide, and hit especially close to home for Ravens running back Alex Collins.

The former Arkansas star was born in Plantation, Fla., a suburb of Fort Lauderdale and went to high school just 15 miles south of Douglas High School. 

In the offseason, Collins took Irish dancing lessons to improve his footwork, and following the act of terror, the Ravens' tailback learned that one of his dance partners had been killed in the mass shooting.

17-year-old Cara Loughran attended The Drake school of Irish Dance with Collins in addition to two other Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and was fatally shot by the gunman on Wednesday afternoon. 

Collins took to his Twitter account to issue this heartfelt message.


“The school shooting yesterday hit home,” Collins wrote.

“We received confirmation a few hours ago we lost one of the girls, Cara Loughran. Two other girls saw and experienced unspeakable tragedy. My heart goes out to these girls, all their families and their teacher Chrissy.”

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Baltimore Ravens to take on Chicago Bears in Hall of Fame game

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Baltimore Ravens to take on Chicago Bears in Hall of Fame game

BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears will launch the NFL's 99th season by playing in the annual Hall of Fame game on Aug. 2.

The Ravens' first appearance in the Hall of Fame game, which launches the league's 2018 Enshrinement Week. Former Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis is among the inductees, along with former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.

Lewis, who played 17 seasons with the Ravens, and Urlacher, who played all of his 13 seasons with Chicago, both were elected on the first ballot.

Lewis joins Jonathan Ogden as the only Ravens in the Hall of Fame. Both were selected by Baltimore in the first round of the 1996 draft.

The other members of the Class of 2018 include Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Randy Moss and Terrell Owens. All will be inducted on Saturday, Aug. 4.

This will be the record-tying fifth time that the Bears will play in the Hall of Fame game. They won the previous four, most recently 27-24 over Miami in 2005.