Cleveland Browns to release Josh Gordon Monday

Arnold Nichols
September 17, 2018

Gordon had been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints after reportedly arriving late to the facility with an apparent hamstring injury.

Gordon has been suspended several times during his career for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Since his breakout sophomore season in 2013 when he posted 1,646 receiving yards and nine touchdowns with the Browns, Gordon has played in just 11 of a possible 65 games. "This afternoon we informed Josh Gordon and his representatives that we are going to release him on Monday", read the statement in brief.

Depending on how you feel about Josh Gordon, we have good news or bad news.

Gordon had tweeted during the preseason that he realized "in order for me to reach my full potential my primary focus must remain on my sobriety and mental well-being".

These are the last pictures of Gordon wearing his Browns uniform. He took the news in stride though, posting an Instagram story thanking the Cleveland Brows faithful for supporting him throughout the rocky ride.

"'Same book, next chapter...'" he added. "P.S".

A second-round pick in the 2012 supplemental draft, Gordon, 27, caught 180 passes for 3,106 yards and 16 touchdowns in 41 games with the Browns. Until Julian Edelman returns from his four-game suspension, they have four just receivers on the 53-man roster Chris Hogan, Cordarrelle Patterson, Phillip Dorsett and newly-acquired Corey Coleman, who played with Gordon in Cleveland past year.

It is unclear what the release means for Gordon's playing future.

The defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles need help at wide receiver and have the locker room to absorb such a personality. Gordon missed the 2015 season because of a drug suspension and opted to spend 2016 in rehab.

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