Surprise! Jordan Cameron set for ‘much larger role’


Who saw this coming? The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram suspects that Browns tight end Jordan Cameron is looking at a “much larger role” with Pro Bowl wide receiver Josh Gordon suspended for the entire season.

Cameron is coming off of a year where he hauled in 80 passes for 917 yards and seven touchdowns. In the two games that Gordon missed last year (also due to suspension), the incredibly athletic tight end totaled 14 catches for 203 yards and one touchdown.

There are legit concerns as to the impact of no longer having a tight end-friendly Norv Turner calling plays, but as long as Cameron is surrounded by a wide receiving unit that can best be described as “suspect,” he’ll unquestionably be the centerpiece of the Browns’ passing attack for all 16 games, while Andrew Hawkins, Miles Austin and (if he makes the team) Nate Burleson fill in as decoys and complements. Cameron, who ranked third among tight ends in targets last year with 117, will likely see that number push even higher this season assuming he can stay healthy due to the increased usage. The kid can really cash in on what’s shaping up to be a contract year.

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  • Chet Manly

    Except Cameron has looked just as terrible as any other receiver.

  • JNeids

    And I’m pretty sure every defense we’ll face will focus on stopping him first, WRs second.

  • mgbode

    no different than those first 2 games last year when he thrived. he won’t have the surprise factor, but it shouldn’t have taken much for those DC’s to see he was all we had.

  • JNeids


  • mgbode

    don’t forget Trent Richardson with Brandon Weeden taking the snaps from under center.

    Gotta love our 1 year turnover. Add in Gordon and that is 4 of 6 starting offensive skill positions changed. The ones that remained are TE (Cameron) and possibly FB (Ogbonnaya). Of course they are.

  • Can Cameron manage to stay healthy over 16 games? His preseason has not been encouraging in that regard.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Cameron better since I just drafted him on one of my fantasy teams!