CLEVELAND-- One tweet set the internet ablaze with speculation on the status of Josh Gordon.
Since said tweet, however, there's been a consummate effort to put out the fire.
Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted on Tuesday morning that multiple teams reached out to the Browns regarding the former Pro Bowl receiver, but the team isn't looking to trade him at this time.
A source confirmed that same information to our very own Lane Adkins.
"The Browns as an organization have not engaged in trade discussions regarding WR Josh Gordon," Adkins said. "Up to the time of this writing, the Browns have been very satisfied, somewhat surprised as to the manner which the player has grasped his responsibility, has been engaging in the positional and team structure as well as the time he has been spending with Hue Jackson and Al Saunders."
Following the team's practice in Tampa, Gordon told reporters that he's happy to be with the Browns and doesn't want to be traded.
“Mr. (Jimmy) Haslam, the organization and (Head) Coach (Hue) Jackson, I think the world of those guys and their decisions and this organization," Gordon told reporters. "They’re family. They’re showing me love and respect back to me by allowing me to stay here up to this point, and I expect to move forward with that. I’m excited about it. It’s where I want to be and I’m happy to be in Cleveland.”
Of course, because Gordon has been a part of plenty of off-field drama, some are speculating that the Browns would want to get rid of him while his stock is high.
Additionally, there seems to be speculation that plenty of teams are interested in Gordon, who still possesses the same athleticism and size that he did during his Pro Bowl season in 2013, at least according to CB Joe Haden.
The former Pro Bowler said that Gordon looks "the exact same" during the first few practices of the 2016 season as he did when he faced Haden nearly two years ago.
With all of that said, Jackson and the new Browns regime gave the receiver a clean slate and all involved seem to believe he's thriving, making more clear why the team wouldn't be open to dealing him at this time.
Fred Greetham contributed to this story. For all of your Browns news and updates from Berea, follow Hayden Grove on Twitter: @H_Grove & @FredGreethamnull