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Josh Gordon (13): After displaying considerable talent as a rookie in 2012, many pundits expect Gordon to emerge as Brandon Weeden's go-to receiver with the Browns. Unfortunately, that ascension has been at least temporarily postponed, as the 6'3", 225-pound Gordon will miss the first two games of the 2013 season after testing positive for a banned substance earlier this year according to the Associated Press via ESPN.
Greg Little (18): Little has drawn the ire of Browns fans since being drafted in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft, due in large part to a jaw-dropping 23 dropped passes in two seasons according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required). However, Little seemed to come on a bit towards the end of last year. The Browns badly need a third-year "breakout" from Little, especially in light of Gordon's suspension.
Davone Bess (15): Bess comes to the Browns via a draft-day trade with the Miami Dolphins, where he reeled in 61 passes for 778 yards last year. The 27-year-old will man the slot in Cleveland. Bess isn't a game-breaker by any stretch, but he is a capable route-runner and sure-handed pass-catcher who should be a big part of the passing game as a possession receiver in 2013.
David Nelson (11): Another veteran receiver brought in in free agency, Nelson lost almost the entire 2012 season to injury and wasn't tendered a contract offer by the Buffalo Bills. At 6'5", Nelson is a big target who hauled in more than 60 catches and five scores for the Bills in 2011, and he provides some depth for the Browns at a position where that's been lacking the past few years.
Travis Benjamin (80): A second-year speedster out of the University of Miami, Benjamin will be one of the players counted on to step up his game while Gordon sits early in the year. Brandon Weeden believes that Benjamin is ready to do just that, telling Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon-Journal in June that “His route running is phenomenal, probably because he’s so fast."
Josh Cooper (88): A collegiate teammate of Weeden at Oklahoma State, Cooper signed with the Browns as an undrafted free agent last year, playing in six games and catching eight passes. A possession-type who isn't much of a threat to hurt opposing defenses vertically, Cooper will once again be fighting for a roster spot in training camp.
Keenan Davis (16): The former Iowa Hawkeye went undrafted in April, signing with the Browns as a free agent. Davis, who caught 47 passes for 571 yards and a score last year, has good size at 6'3", but only average speed, making the youngster one of a handful of marginal talents who will be fighting for the last couple of wideout spots with the Browns this year.
Jordan Norwood (10): A fifth-year pro out of Penn State, Norwood must be doing something right to have stuck around in the NFL as long as he has. Over the past two seasons Norwood has caught 36 passes for 405 yards and a touchdown for the Browns. He's certainly no superstar, but the fact that he's shown some ability to produce in the NFL gives Norwood a bit of an edge where locking down a roster spot is concerned.
Cordell Roberson (83): The all-time leading receiver at Stephen F. Austin University, Roberson signed a free-agent deal with the Browns after not being selected in April's draft. Roberson has an interesting blend of good size (6'4") and some speed. If he can pick up Cleveland's offense quickly, Roberson has the tools to surprise some people.
Dominique Croom (89): Another rookie free-agent signing by the Browns this year, the 6'2" Croom caught 77 passes for 1,006 yards and 10 touchdowns at Central Arkansas last year. Croom possesses 4.5 speed and has returned kicks in the past, and that experience on special teams will help his chances of making the 53-man roster.
Mike Edwards (86): The Browns weren't shy about adding undrafted rookie receivers this spring, including the 5'11", 200-pound Edwards, who topped 800 receiving yards and eight scores in 2012 at UTEP. Edwards doesn't possess any skills that really make him stand out, and the youngster is a long shot to make the team.
Tori Gurley (9): A third-year player out of the University of South Carolina, Gurley has yet to appear in an NFL game despite being in camp with or on the practice squad of the Packers, Ravens, Vikings, Raiders, Buccaneers and Chargers. That tells you all you really need to know about Gurley, who faces an uphill battle to stick in Cleveland.