Daily Dawg Tags: Josh Gordon still not coming back

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 23: Josh Gordon #12 of the Cleveland Browns stands on the sideliens in the first half against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on November 23, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 23: Josh Gordon #12 of the Cleveland Browns stands on the sideliens in the first half against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on November 23, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) /

The Cleveland Browns are keeping busy preparing for Week 2 of the NFL season. And that still does not include suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon.

Apparently everything is perfect in the world of the Cleveland Browns after just one week of the NFL regular season.

Myles Garrett’s high ankle sprain? No big deal. The poor showing from the running game in Week 1? No worries. The fact that the run defense is currently the best in the league? Nothing to see here.

That seems like the only logical conclusion since much of Tuesday was spent hearing about a player who is not on the active roster and hasn’t played a regular season game in almost three years.

We’re talking, of course, about wide receiver Josh Gordon, who remains suspended by the league.

Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com got in touch with Tim Montgomery, a former Olympian who has been working with Gordon, to talk about the troubled wide receiver.

The highlights: Gordon entered a 90-day rehab facility on June 21 and Montgomery “thinks” Gordon is going to be reinstated once he exits rehab on Sept. 21.

That’s it. Nothing from the league or the Browns about the situation.

The real takeaway, however, may have been this comment from Montgomery:

"“Josh feels like he’s been let down by the people closest to him. Where Josh comes from, marijuana is considered like a cigarette. That’s just his mentality. Josh has been tossed around. He goes to college and he gets kicked out. Then he goes to the NFL and he gets kicked out. Josh feels like he’s been punished repeatedly for something everyone else is doing.”"

We have no knowledge or sources on this, nor do we profess to be any kind of expert, but if Gordon is presenting himself as victim it doesn’t seem like the NFL would look to kindly on that.

But that is a topic for later this month or, as has repeatedly happened in the past with Gordon, sometime much further down the road.

For now the situation remains as it has since the close of the 2014 regular season: nothing to see here.

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DeShone Kizer says many of the sacks were his responsibility (ESPN)

"DeShone Kizer’s self-assessment of his first NFL start brought accountability to the forefront: The Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback said he has to get rid of the ball quicker."

Randall Telfer a unifying force in Cleveland community (clevelandbrowns.com)

"Randall Telfer visited the Cleveland Fire Department bearing coffees and bagels Tuesday morning as tokens of appreciation. These kinds of trips are almost routine for the third-year Browns tight end and former USC standout, who has quietly emerged as a positive, unifying force within the Cleveland community."

NFL news:

Tony Romo needs to avoid being a know-it-all (Sporting News)

"Tony Romo was sensational in his broadcast debut for CBS Sports on Sunday, calling out plays in the Raiders-Titans game before they happened and demonstrating a nice on-air chemistry with play-by-play partner Jim Nantz. But the clairvoyance that made the rookie NFL broadcaster sound so impressive could also cause him, and CBS, problems down the line."

Listless Saints need answers quick (The Times-Picayune)

"Sixty minutes. That’s precisely how much football it took for reality to set in for the 2017 New Orleans Saints."

Houston Texans to start quarterback DeShaun Watson (NFL.com)

"While Texans coach Bill O’Brien refused to name his starting quarterback for Thursday night’s bout with the Bengals, the decision has already been made. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network’s James Palmer reported Tuesday that rookie Deshaun Watson has earned the nod over veteran Tom Savage, per sources. The game will be aired exclusively on NFL Network."

Crazy battles to come in wild AFC West (Orange County Register)

"As the rest of the league tripped over its feet at the season’s starting line, the AFC West took the opportunity to separate itself from the pack. The Chiefs’ rampage in New England put the entire NFL on notice, and days later, the Raiders set off their own warning shot, riding Derek Carr, Marshawn Lynch and a resurgent defense to a resounding victory over the AFC South favorite Titans."