The Cleveland Browns, who appear to be done with suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon, may have pursued a trade before the troubled wide receiver decided to enter an in-patient rehabilitation facility.
The Browns had discussions about Gordon with other teams as recently as last week and were looking to acquire a first- or second-day draft pick, multiple sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Gordon had no trade value after his announcement last Thursday that he would enter the rehab facility, saying in part: "This is the right decision for me and one that I hope will enable me to gain full control of my life and continue on a path to reach my full potential as a person."
The NFL has suspended Gordon four times for violating its substance abuse policy. He was suspended for two games in 2013, 10 games in 2014, all 16 games in 2015 season and the first four games this year. He was conditionally reinstated by the NFL in July.
Head coach Hue Jackson told reporters Friday that Gordon is out of chances in Cleveland.
"What's best for our football team is that we move forward and move on," Jackson said. "He's not going to be with us and we wish him well, but we're moving forward. We're going to move on."