Browns' Josh Gordon out of Saints game with hamstring injury

The Cleveland Browns will be without three starters against the New Orleans Saints, including top wide receiver Josh Gordon, who has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.

On Saturday, the Browns announced Gordon, linebacker Christian Kirksey (shoulder/ankle) and tight end Seth DeValve (hamstring) would miss Sunday's game in New Orleans.

The news of Gordon's injury came as a bit of a surprise with reports surfacing that he went to Cleveland's facility on Saturday complaining about his hamstring. After being treated by the team medical staff, he was then ruled out of Week 2.

Gordon dealt with minor hamstring issues last month after returning to the team following a leave of absence. 

The 2013 Pro Bowl wideout helped the Browns to a tie game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1 with his only catch for a 17-yard touchdown to knot the score at 21-21 late in the fourth quarter.

With Gordon out, rookie Antonio Callaway will join Jarvis Landry and third-year player Rashard Higgins as the top targets against the Saints, who allowed 417 yards passing in their 48-40 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1.

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