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NFL Notes: Josh Gordon, QB Trade Market, Cardinals, & Jets

Josh Gordon

Browns WR Josh Gordon released an open letter responding to some in the media and their concerns about him and his future.

Gordon admits that he failed himself, but also stressed that the concerns about his life are being overblown.

“In the end, of course, I failed myself,” Gordon writes. “It doesn’t matter if I thought that the league-imposed restriction on drinking had expired at the end of the regular season; what matters is that I didn’t confirm whether or not that was the case. Now, that oversight has further jeopardized my relationship with my team and our fans, my reputation, and maybe even my career.”

What I do know is the following: I am not a drug addict; I am not an alcoholic; I am not someone who deserves to be dissected and analyzed like some tragic example of everything that can possibly go wrong for a professional athlete. And … I am not going to die on account of the troubled state you wrongly believe my life to be in. I am a human being, with feelings and emotions and scars and flaws, just like anyone else. I make mistakes  —  I have made a lot of mistakes  —  but I am a good person, and I will persevere.”

QB Trade Market

Adam Caplan of ESPN has spoken to some NFL personnel executives who believe the trade market could be the best way for teams to find upgrades at quarterback next year.

Multiple execs specifically mentioned that Redskins QB Kirk Cousins and Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon could be at least a “one-year solution” for quarterback-needy teams.

An NFC team executive said that a team could probably get either player for a fourth- or fifth-round pick.

Cardinals

  • Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer plead guilty to a misdemeanor of disorderly conduct and received 18 months of probation and community service. (Aaron Wilson)

Jets

  • The Jets announced the hiring of Rex Hogan as the team’s senior director of college scouting on Thursday.

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