Lions , wont start Week 1 vs. Steelers Josh Gordon is going to have to learn quick and get used to getting hit even quicker as he will enter the 2018 season without having played a down of football.Of course, this is nothing new for the Cleveland Browns athletic phenom receiver. Gordon has been suspended too many times to count, and he hasnt had much of a problem seamlessly joining the team and contributing after having prior no game experience at all.Although Gordon has returned to the teams active roster, coach Hue Jackson said he will not play in Thursdays preseason finale against the Detroit Lions.He has done a little bit more everyday, Jackson told media during a Monday press availability.Hes getting closer, so thats exciting.No, hes not playing Thursday.It makes sense then that Gordon likely wont be at 100 percent as far as football shape is concerned when the team hosts the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1. As a result, Jackson said Gordon wont be listed as a starter for that game even if hes fully healthy, according to The Chronicle-Telegrams Scott Petrak.Like Petraks Tweet indicates, Gordon thinks hell be ready for Week 1 and isnt worried about any rust he may have built up after missing all of training camp and most of the teams preseason while dealing with personal matters.In five games last season, Gordon had just 18 receptions on 42 targets, a career-worst 42.9 percent catch rate. But he did have 335 yards and one score White Chris Hubbard Jersey , and was catching passes from erratic rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer. Gordon was clearly not back to full speed after missing much of the season under what felt like a five-year suspension.Despite that, standout San Diego Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward called Gordon his toughest matchup of the season, other than Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr, per ESPNs Field Yates. By the way, the Browns played Gordon in his Week 13 return to the league.We like to think Gordon will step onto the field in Week 1 and dominate the Steelers, and he could, but its not a given. Thats especially true because of Jacksons hesitancy to give him a free path to playing time.But Jacksons repeated downplaying of Gordons progress and involvement to the media could be empty rhetoric, though, as we have seen from the coach in the past. Any coach trying to win football games would and should be on the edge of their seat pining for the chance to deploy Gordon on a football field.Yeah, we get it, earn your stripes. But Gordon is Gordon, and the Browns need touchdowns. Put him on the field and let him do what he does best.Additionally Youth Myles Garrett Jersey , Jackson said Baker Mayfield will start against the Lions on Thursday. He also added that most starters will not play in the game, although there might be exceptions. He listed rookies Austin Corbett and Antonio Callaway, and Kevin Zeitler, who is coming back from a lengthy injury, as potential starting caliber players who will see playing time, per Petrak.Browns announce inactives for preseason Week 2 vs. Bills The Cleveland Browns released their inactive list for their second preseason game against the Buffalo Bills.Dan Labbe of the Plain Dealer provided the list of inactives a little more than an hour before Friday nights 7:30 p.m. kickoff at FirstEnergy Stadium.No surprises here. Projected starters Kevin Zeitler and Trevon Coley remain sidelined for another week as expected, and rotational defensive tackle Caleb Brantley will also miss the game. Surprise standout defensive end Marcell Frazier will miss this week after suffering a concussion.Notably, the Browns have moved tight end Darren Fells to the second tight end position, replacing fullback Danny Vitale. After releasing fullback Marquez Williams, the Browns may be attempting to try different combinations of tight ends to potentially fill the rarely-deployed fullback duties with H-backs instead of keeping a fullback on their roster. Well see how this plays out tonight and over the following two preseason games, but it wouldnt be the first time an NFL team decides to enter a season without a traditional fullback on its roster.