Browns to release WR Josh Gordon

Paola Ditto
Settembre 16, 2018

Even though Gordon had a hamstring injury in the preseason, the injury news seemed odd because the receiver had practiced all week and was not listed on the injury report.

Gordon has dealt with multiple drug and alcohol-related suspensions since 2015, and today got the ax after he reported late to practice, complaining of a hamstring injury.

Browns general manager John Dorsey said in a statement that the team has informed Gordon's representatives that he will be released Monday.

Taken in the 2012 Supplemental Draft, Josh Gordon has been a lightning rod for the Cleveland Browns both on and off the field.

Details are slowly starting to emerge surrounding the Cleveland Browns' shocking decision to move on from Josh Gordon.

The team had stuck with Gordon, 27, through all his personal troubles over a period of six years but will part ways with him on Monday officially.

Gordon caught the game-tying touchdown for the Browns in last week's game against the Steelers.

The team quickly moved to deactivate him for Sunday's game at the New Orleans Saints, with Rapoport calling the move "unexpected".

This franchise has been beyond forgiving to Gordon throughout the years and it appeared they would finally be repaid for that loyalty this season.

The Browns selected Gordon in the second round of the 2012 supplemental draft and he led the National Football League in receiving yardage in 2013 despite playing in 14 games but he's served 56 games of suspensions while playing in just 41 games.

Josh Gordon will soon be a free agent.

Despite his past issues, Gordon was welcomed back by the Browns late last season. He went on to play five games that season, recording 18 catches for 335 yards.

A trade could happen before Gordon is released. With Gordon gone, the team will rely heavily on Rashard Higgins and Antonio Callaway to work alongside Jarvis Landry and tight end David Njoku.

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