Published: Sun, September 16, 2018
Sport | By Matt Richards

Browns to release Josh Gordon

Browns to release Josh Gordon

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.

In a stunning series of developments Saturday, Josh Gordon went from being ruled out of Sunday's game in New Orleans because of a hamstring injury to being set for release Monday. For the past six years, the Browns have fully supported and invested in. "Unfortunately, we've reached a point where we feel it's best to part ways and move forward".

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Gordon missed most of training camp on a leave of absence to focus on his ongoing recovery with addiction.

According to the Cleveland insider, Gordon showed up late to the team facility on Saturday morning, but even worse, members of the organization feared it was over substance use. "We wish Josh well".

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The Browns announced in mid August that Gordon finally had reported. He reunited with the club August 18.

Multiple violations of the NFL's policy on substances of abuse sidelined Gordon for most of his pro career since the Browns drafted him in the second round in 2012.

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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. After a superb 2013 season in which Gordon caught 87 passes for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games, the talented pass-catcher couldn't stay on the field.

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