Browns Add Ex-Cowboys Receiver Miles Austin With Gordon in Doubt

The Cleveland Browns agreed to contract terms with former Dallas Cowboys receiver Miles Austin, adding a two-time Pro Bowl selection to an offense that might be without Josh Gordon this season.

Austin, 29, led the National Football Conference with 1,320 receiving yards in 2009 and has 34 touchdown receptions over eight NFL seasons in Dallas. In 11 games last season, he had 24 receptions for 244 yards.

The Browns, who selected 2012 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel in the first round of this year’s draft, could lose Gordon to a season-long suspension after a positive drug test for marijuana, ESPN said. Gordon, who led the NFL with 1,646 receiving yards last season, was suspended two games last season for a violation of league drug policy.

Nate Burleson, another Cleveland receiver, is out until training camp in July after breaking a bone in his left arm.

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