Shanahan has done well in his past two stops with Andre Johnson in Houston and Pierre Garcon in Washington. Johnson, specifically, compares to Gordon, which should help his cause under Shanahan.
With Shanahan as Texans' coordinator in 2008-09, Johnson led the NFL in receiving yards in both years (1,575 in 2008) and (1,569 in 2009). He also led the league in receptions in 2008 (115). During those two seasons combined, Johnson led the NFL in receiving yards (3,144) and ranked second in receptions (216).
"We had an all-star staff," he told ESPNCleveland. "It was just a perfect situation. ... Norv was definitely upset."
The Browns gave Turner and Horton the opportunity to find employment elsewhere after they fired Rob Chudzinski. They have yet to hire a replacement for Turner.
Gordon was held out of the end zone for the second straight game, but still had a solid performance. He brought in seven of the 10 passes thrown his way for 82 yards, to bring his season total to 1,646.
The Browns force-fed Gordon at times, as he was targeted 10-plus times in each of the final seven games. Considering he finished with the ninth-most receiving yards in a season in NFL history, while missing the first two games of the season. He caught 87 passes and score nine touchdowns as well.
The NFL announced Friday the rosters for the 2014 Pro Bowl, which will be held on Jan. 26 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The league will hold a draft on Jan. 22 where Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will select their respective squads for the annual all-star game.
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