Browns sign Josh Gordon to exclusive rights tender

Josh Gordon is officially back with the Browns.

The team on Monday announced that the wide receiver was one of four exclusive rights free agents to sign a contract with Cleveland.

Other signees are wide receiver Matt Hazel, offensive lineman Austin Reiter and fullback Danny Vitale.

The Cowboys trade up for a linebacker. Virginia Tech’s Tremaine Edmunds and Georgia’s Roquan Smith are can’t-miss stat sheet stuffers on the outside, which makes both likely to go in the top 12. But right behind them is another rising former Crimson Tide star, Rashaan Evans, who is trending toward the top half of the first round.

Evans not only would provide a third ‘Bama option, but he also carries a little more position versatility than Edmunds and Smith do. He also would come with a little less cost if Dallas needs to trade up to get him. With linebacker being the team’s most glaring need for 2018, it’s not crazy for Jones to be aggressive in finding a special player for the position.

The best argument for a defensive tackle in Round 1 is the fact that the values in Rounds 2 and 3 are not as desirable. In contrast, with pick Nos. 50 and No. 81, there are solid Cowboys-type wide receivers to target in LSU’s D.J. Chark and Washington’s Dante Pettis. At linebacker, Ohio State’s Jerome Baker and Iowa’s Josey Jewell present appeal for Dallas’ scheme.

In June 2011, Wuerffel began losing sensations in his arms and legs following a virus. He was diagnosed with Guillain Barré syndrome, a painful disorder in which the immune system attacks the body’s nerves. Symptoms include weakness, exhaustion and possible paralysis depending on the severity.

Wuerffel initially was house-bound and struggled to maintain his body weight while helping his wife raise their three children and stay active with Desire Street Ministries.

“It took about a year and a half before I felt like I was pretty much over that,” Wuerffel said. “There was a lot of lingering fatigue.

“It’s easy to take for granted now that I can stand up and run around and play catch with these guys.”

Even after Wuerffel had recovered, the only throwing he did “came in the backyard with the kids.” Wuerffel began training in earnest last month to “get a little rust off the arm” in preparation for the AFFL tournament.dolphins_102