Broncos claim Gordon, waive Flowers

The Denver Broncos have claimed defensive lineman Amon Gordon off waivers from Cleveland. In addition, the club waived wide receiver Bill Flowers.

Gordon (6-foot-2, 305 pounds) is entering his third NFL season and joins Denver after spending two years with Browns, who waived him Friday. He was selected by Cleveland in the fifth round (161st overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft and has totaled 10 tackles (6 solo) and one special-teams stop in six career regular-season games. As a rookie in 2004, Gordon appeared in each of the Browns' final four games and in six contests overall en route to finishing the year with 10 tackles. He did not play during the 2005 season because of a knee injury that forced Cleveland to place him on the reserve/injured list on Sept. 4.

The 24-year-old Gordon played at Stanford University and posted 71 tackles (43 solo), seven sacks (90 yds.), three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and two blocked kicks in 35 career games (18 starts). He moved from defensive end to defensive tackle for his senior season with the Cardinal.

A consensus All-American as a senior at Mira Mesa High School in San Diego, Gordon totaled 1,353 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns during his final prep season. Tabbed the No. 22 recruit in the country by SuperPrep, Gordon transferred to Mira Mesa after playing at Mariner High School in Everett, Wash.

Amon Gordon was born Oct. 13, 1981, in Queens, N.Y.


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