Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner and running back Willis McGahee believe the trade rumors surrounding wide receiver Josh Gordon are affecting him.

“I would hope not but I’m realistic to know that it does” Turner said Thursday before practice. “He’s a young guy. He’s not very experienced. He wasn’t the go-to guy as a young player so this is all a new thing for him. I think when you add those things to it it can affect him. Obviously we’re doing our best to focus and let him understand that he’s our guy and we want him to be as good as he can get.”

Gordon conceded Wednesday that he’s tired of speculation that he could be traded by the NFL deadline at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Reports surfaced the morning of Sept. 22 and have persisted. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday that at least three teams have contacted the Browns about dealing for Gordon and that two have standing offers of a high draft pick and a player. The Browns have balked thus far according to the report.

“I would think it would bother him” said McGahee 32 the offense’s elder statesman. “From what I’ve seen I think he wants to be here. I’m hoping he wants to be here. When you hear you’re about to get traded your spirits change a little bit. But the only thing I can tell him is that it’s a business and anybody is expendable. Just go out and do your job. Do what you do. Don’t let people see you all bent out of shape and things like that.”

Although coach Rob Chudzinski and CEO Joe Banner have said the organization has no plans to trade Gordon no one has ruled it out either. The main reason it’s a hot topic is because the NFL suspended Gordon two games at the beginning of this season for violating its substance-abuse policy and Gordon’s understanding is that he’ll face a season-long ban if he slips again.

McGahee is convinced Gordon 22 needs a veteran wide receiver to mentor him. The Browns traded for Davone Bess in the offseason but he has repeatedly said he’s hesitant to advise Gordon because so many people are already telling him what to do and what not to do.