Published: Sun, September 16, 2018
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Browns to release troubled receiver Josh Gordon

Browns to release troubled receiver 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.

It was announced early Saturday afternoon that Gordon would miss Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome because of a hamstring injury.

Josh Gordon is no longer a member of the Cleveland Browns after he was released by the National Football League franchise.

Shortly after the Browns released the statement, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported, citing sources, that Cleveland already has received some calls about trading Gordon and they might deal him before Monday.

Josh Gordon's very odd 6 years with the Cleveland Browns have gone up in smoke. the team just made a decision to release him.


According to NBC 5's and SportsDay contributor Jean-Jacques Taylor, Dallas now does not show any interest in adding Gordon.

In July, Dorsey said the Browns remained "100 percent committed" to Gordon if he remained committed to the organization after announcing he would not be present in Berea for the start of training camp because of off-the-field issues. But given Gordon's talent, it's likely that more than one receiver-needy club will be fascinated by the idea of doing what the Browns ultimately could not: tap into his vast well of talent while also steering him clear of his many troubles. He played in the season opener last week, his first Week 1 game since 2012.

There was an "overall trust issue" between Gordon and the team, according to reports.

The Browns have stuck with the former All-Pro receiver through multiple suspensions and a long battle with substance abuse issues, so why cut bait now?

Josh Gordon's latest comeback attempt has ended. He missed the entire 2015 and 2016 seasons before returning a year ago.

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