Published: Sun, September 16, 2018

Browns WR Gordon (hamstring) out Sunday vs. Saints

Browns WR Gordon (hamstring) out Sunday vs. Saints

"We wish Josh well". A report emerged from NFL.com shortly after the Browns' announcement that how he injured the hamstring after being healthy at practice on Friday played a part in the decision to release the receiver.

Six days after bizarrely starting the Week 1 tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers despite head coach Hue Jackson claiming he would not, the much-maligned wide receiver Josh Gordon has been informed that he will be released and subject to waivers on Monday.

The Browns will release Gordon on Monday, general manager John Dorsey announced in a prepared statement Saturday night, the eve of their road game against the New Orleans Saints.


The Browns should have a severely-limited slate of options at receiver without Josh Gordon, so it'll fall to slot specialist and New Orleans native Jarvis Landry to do the most damage. The team's medical staff examined Gordon and determined he shouldn't face Saints, but there was also a sense within the organization Gordon could be struggling again with his battle with drug and alcohol addiction. "It's a week-by-week basis".

This is the first game Kirksey will miss since he was drafted in 2014. He led the league with 1,646 receiving yards on 87 receptions in 2013, his second year as a pro, but then played just 10 games over the next four seasons while serving multiple violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy.

"The 6'3" wideout hauled in one reception on Sunday, a 17-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

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