Cleveland Browns to release Josh Gordon Monday

Annette Crawford
September 16, 2018

In a shocker announcement released Saturday night, the Cleveland Browns said they are parting ways with serially troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon. It was reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter that Gordon suffered the injury during a promotional shoot, as opposed to practice.

It's interesting - Gordon missed the start of Browns camp as he continued to receive treatment for issues that kept him out of the National Football League entirely in 2015 and 2016, but he returned before preseason ended and was expected to be one of their top receivers.

John Dorsey announced in a statement that the club on Saturday afternoon informed the super talented but oft-suspended pass-catcher that he'll be released on Monday.

Gordon missed most of training camp on a leave of absence to focus on his ongoing recovery with addiction. Gordon was on the field for 69 snaps (78 percent of the Browns' plays), but had only three passes thrown his way.

The Browns were scheduled to fly to New Orleans on Saturday afternoon, for Sunday's Week 2 game.

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. A Pro Bowl player in 2013, Gordon set a franchise record with an NFL-best 1,646 yards on 87 receptions with nine of those catches going for touchdowns after missing the first two games of the season because of a suspension.

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

The NFL reinstated Gordon last season after he completed a lengthy rehab program.

In those five games, Gordon turned 18 catches into 335 yards and one touchdown.

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