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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