Browns’ Gordon active, Colts’ Mack inactive for opener

The Sports Xchange

September 09, 2018 at 12:11 pm.

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was listed as active for the team’s season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

Gordon had been nursing tightness in his hamstrings over the last week.

The 27-year-old, who had 335 receiving yards and one touchdown in five games in 2017, will be appearing in the season opener for just the second time in his career. He also did so during his 2012 rookie campaign.

Joining Gordon as an active participant in Week 1 is Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who is expected to play against the New York Giants.

Seferian-Jenkins missed practice on Friday with a core muscle injury.

While those two are active, Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack, Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker and New England Patriots rookie running back Sony Michel were ruled as inactive for their respective games.

Mack will miss Sunday’s matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals despite practicing on Thursday and Friday.

The 6-foot, 210-pound Mack had been sidelined since injuring his hamstring in the Colts’ preseason opener against the Seattle Seahawks on Aug. 9.

Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines are expected to handle the backfield load in Mack’s absence.

Parker will miss the Dolphins’ season opener against the Tennessee Titans as he recovers from a broken middle finger on his right hand that was sustained in practice last month.

The 14th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, Parker had been looked upon to pick up the slack after the Dolphins traded three-time Pro Bowler Jarvis Landry to the Browns in the offseason for a fourth-round selection in 2018 and a seventh-round pick in 2019.

Former Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola will join Albert Wilson in a bid to provide a jolt for the Dolphins’ passing attack.

Michel is nursing an ailing knee and will miss the Patriots’ season opener against the Houston Texans.

Michel was New England’s first-round pick (No. 31 overall) out of Georgia and left the SEC Championship game against Auburn in December with a sprained left knee. He returned to play in the final two games, the Rose Bowl and National championship game.

Rex Burkhead and fellow former Bengals running back Jeremy Hill will handle the rushing responsibilities along with pass-catching James White.