Mike Adams was a talented enough offensive tackle that the Steelers took him with a second-round pick in the 2012 NFL draft, and he started six games as a rookie. But his career stalled both in Pittsburgh and then in Chicago, and he was out of football last year.
But Gordon believes he’s changed personally, and he’s now prepared to help the Browns bounce back from a 0-16 season and perhaps shock the league in 2018.
Gordon feels strongly about his team, which acquired three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry and quarterback Tyrod Taylor in offseason trades.
I think we’re the best receiving corps in the league, in my opinion, already just based off of talent alone, Gordon said.
So, you put in the playbook and some guys that are hungry enough to go do it, and hopefully, we go out there and show and prove that.
We’re not short on talent at the wide receiver position at all.
Miles was set to play this season on a one-year restricted free agent contract. So the knee surgery is a big blow for him, as he prepares for free agency in 2019. His estimated recovery window means he could return in early September or early October, if all goes well.
The Jets likely will place Miles on the physically unable to perform list to begin training camp and the regular season. That is the most prudent move for them.
PUP list players must sit out the first six weeks of the regular season, at least. A team then has a five-week window during which the player can begin practicing. After the player starts practicing, there is a three-week window for activation to the 53-man roster. A team can also keep a player on the PUP list for the entire season.
Miles isn’t a legitimate candidate for short-term injured reserve. In order to be eligible for that, a player must be on a team’s final 53-man roster, at the end of training camp. And the Jets shouldn’t save a roster spot for Miles, when they can just stash him on the PUP list.