The Philadelphia Eagles have not even been linked to Josh Gordon, but Vegas must know if something is in the works regarding a potential trade. Per Odds Shark, the Eagles are even-money favorites to acquire Josh Gordon, followed by the San Francisco 49ers (+200), Kansas City Chiefs (+300), and Dallas Cowboys (+500).
The Cleveland Browns have publicly said that they intend to release or trade Gordon Monday. ESPN’s Adam Schefter joined ‘Golic and Wingo’ to discuss the trade market for Gordon. Dallas and San Francisco reportedly have “minimal interest.”
“The two teams that he was hoping to wind up with, and I think he is a fit for both, are the 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys. That is what he was thinking yesterday. I think that there is minimal interest on both sides,” Schefter said. “My understanding is I don’t know that the Cowboys are overly interested if interested at all. That would seem to knock them out with as great of a need as the Cowboys would seem to have at that position and as much as he might be able to help. I think they have taken on enough situations in Dallas over the years, they would rather not have another one. The 49ers I think are just monitoring the situation. We will see whether or not there is another team that steps up and meets the Browns price and gives them something today.”
Head Coach Doug Pederson has hinted at the possibility of looking for a veteran wide receiver due to the injury that Mike Wallace suffered in yesterday’s game against the Buccaneers. Wallace will undergo further testing in the coming days.
“I think we’re constantly looking at adding depth and talent at any position and every position,” Pederson said. “And obviously hat’s the focal point right now. Howie and his team, Joe Douglas and them, are constantly looking to better our roster. We’re currently in that process right now.”
Cleveland is expected to trade Gordon to a team within the NFC and the Eagles are thin at wide receiver with Wallace, Alshon Jeffery and Mack Hollins out. The Eagles wide receivers have 22 catches for 160 yards in two games.