Farmer, Pettine issue statements on Gordon suspension

In the wake of the NFL's decision to uphold Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon's suspension, the team's general manager and head coach issued written statements on the matter.

In the wake of the NFL's decision to uphold Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon's suspension Wednesday, the team's general manager and head coach issued written statements on the matter.

Statement from Browns general manager Ray Farmer 

"While we may have strong feelings on the timing and the process of this decision, we have also consistently communicated that we will focus on what we can control in our day to day approach. Right now that is preparing our team for the 2014 season and at the same time, supporting Josh however we are able under NFL guidelines during his suspension."

Statement from Browns head coach Mike Pettine

"We will continue to support Josh and we understand that there is accountability for one's actions. Our job and that of the team is to focus on what we can control. Our philosophy in building this team and the mentality we're establishing is that we're going to have to overcome challenges and situations throughout the course of a season. We'll continue to be relentless in our approach, in how we work and focus on our goal of returning winning football to Cleveland."

The Browns top receiving options on the roster now include tight end Jordan Cameron and wide receivers Miles Austin, Andrew Hawkins and Nate Burleson.