CLEVELAND — The Browns and Josh Gordon are moving forward together.
With rampant trade speculation swirling around Gordon for weeks, the Browns decided to hold on to their talented wide receiver who has developed into one of Cleveland’s top playmakers but whose off-field issues will continue to loom over the team.
When the NFL’s 4 p.m. trade deadline arrived Tuesday, the Browns sent out official word that they did not make any deals. On Monday, coach Rob Chudzinski reiterated that team was not shopping Gordon or any other players. The Browns received calls on a number of players, but did not accept an offer.
The 6-foot-3 225-pound Gordon has 32 catches for 582 yards and three touchdowns in six games this season. He was suspended for the first two games for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.
Bucs claim CB Felder
TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have claimed defensive back Bobby Felder off waivers from the Minnesota Vikings.
The team announced the move Tuesday.
Felder signed with the Vikings as an undrafted college free agent out of Nicholls State in 2012. He spent last season on Minnesota’s practice squad.
Eagles QB Foles cleared
PHILADELPHIA — Nick Foles has passed the ImPACT concussion test and will practice with the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday.
Foles sustained a concussion in a 17-3 loss to Dallas on Oct. 20. It was his second start filling in for Michael Vick, who re-injured his left hamstring in the first half of a 15-7 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday.
Matt Barkley finished off both games, and offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur says the rookie will share first-team snaps with Foles in practice.
Vick’s status remains day to day, though coach Chip Kelly already said it’s unlikely he’ll play at Oakland (3-4) this week.
Pats put Vollmer on IR
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots right tackle Sebastian Vollmer is out for the season with a right leg injury.
Vollmer was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday after being hurt in the second quarter Sunday when Miami defensive tackle Randy Starks fell on the back of his legs. Marcus Cannon replaced Vollmer and the Patriots beat the Dolphins 27-17.
Vollmer, a second-round draft pick by the Patriots in 2009, has started all eight games this season and 57 of the 64 he’s played in the NFL, including the postseason.
New England also acquired defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga from Philadelphia, where he started seven of eight games this season.
Alworth gets ring back
ENCINITAS, Calif. — NFL Hall of Famer Lance Alworth got his Super Bowl ring back Tuesday — 21 years after it was stolen.
The former wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers and the Dallas Cowboys contacted authorities after receiving a phone call Sept. 7 from a caller demanding $40,000 for the ring.
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department discovered the ring was scheduled to be sold Nov. 20 at an auction house in Laguna Niguel with an opening bid of $44,000.
The ring was stolen in 1992 from a now-defunct San Diego restaurant, where it was part of a display of sports memorabilia.
“It’s a miracle to have it back after all these years,” a smiling Alworth said at a news conference where he showed off the ring.
No arrests have been made, but sheriff’s officials said they are focusing on three suspects they declined to identify.
A Palm Springs couple who owned a struggling women’s clothing store got the ring in 2001 as collateral for a $5,000 loan to a man who said he won it in a poker game with Alford, said Detective Jaime Rodriguez. The man is now believed to be dead.
Alford told a store employee who called to demand the money that the ring was stolen, but the couple allegedly went ahead with plans to sell it through SCP Auctions.
Alworth was awarded the ring in 1972 after Super Bowl VI, in which the Dallas Cowboys beat the Miami Dolphins 24-3 in New Orleans. Alworth caught two passes and a touchdown in the game. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1978.
Prankster hacks web site
DAVIE, Fla. — Already reeling from a four-game losing streak, the Miami Dolphins have now been forced to scramble because of a computer prankster.
The Dolphins fixed their cheerleader web site Tuesday after it began sending mobile users to a pornography site.
A team spokesman said the Dolphins were investigating. They said they fixed the problem as soon as they became aware of it.
Bengals put CB Hall on IR
CINCINNATI — The Bengals put cornerback Leon Hall on the injured reserve list Tuesday, more than a week after he injured his right Achilles tendon.
Hall tore his other Achilles tendon in 2011 but returned last season as the Bengals’ top cornerback.
With middle linebacker Rey Maualuga on crutches Tuesday with a knee injury, the Bengals (6-2) promoted linebacker J.K. Schaffer from their practice squad for a game on Thursday at Miami (3-4). It’ll be Schaffer’s second game on the roster this season. He’s been on the practice squad the rest of the time.
Jaguars sticking with Henne
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars are sticking with quarterback Chad Henne through the bye week.
Coach Gus Bradley said Tuesday that “we will continue with Chad.” Coming off a 42-10 loss against San Francisco in London, the Jaguars (0-8) play at Tennessee on Nov. 11.
Henne has started five games, including the last three, this season. He has completed 60.6 percent of his passes for 1,450 yards, with three touchdowns and five interceptions.
Dolphins’ Gibson goes on IR
DAVIE, Fla. — Miami Dolphins receiver Brandon Gibson has been placed on injured reserve with a left knee injury, ending his first season with the team.
Gibson was hurt in the first half of Sunday’s loss at New England. The slot receiver finished with 30 catches for 326 yards and three touchdowns.
Rishard Matthews, who has eight catches this year, will likely assume Gibson’s role in the Dolphins’ sputtering offense.
They’ll try to snap a four-game losing streak Thursday against Cincinnati.
Gibson signed a $9.78 million, three-year contract with Miami as a free agent last offseason.
Man denies killing Taylor
MIAMI — The man accused of killing Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor during a failed 2007 burglary is denying he even went inside the house that night.
Eric Rivera Jr. testified Tuesday that three others went in Taylor’s house and one of them had a gun. Rivera says he and a friend stayed in their car the whole time. Rivera says one of the others said he fired the fatal shot.
Rivera faces life in prison if convicted. Four others from the Fort Myers area were charged in the case, with one pleading guilty.
The others will go on trial later.
Testimony indicated the group drove to Miami intending to burglarize Taylor’s home because they believed he kept a lot of cash on hand. They did not think Taylor would be there.