Browns to release WR Josh Gordon

Browns to release WR Josh Gordon

Earlier Saturday, the Browns had downgraded Gordon from questionable to out for the Saints game, with a hamstring injury.

Though Gordon is set to be released Monday, there still is a possibility the Browns will be able to trade him. When Gordon did return, he suffered a hamstring injury that kept him out of practice until the Wednesday before the regular-season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Multiple league sources told ESPN they believe the Browns will ship the troubled receiver before Monday and that Cleveland already has been getting calls about it.

"For the past six years, the Browns have fully supported and invested in Josh, both personally and professionally, and wanted the best for him", Dorsey said in the statement, "but unfortunately we've reached a point where we feel it's best to part ways and move forward".

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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.

We don't know the official word yet, but the Browns clearly reached the end of their rope with Gordon, who is one of the most talented receivers in the National Football League but has struggled with his sobriety and been a thorn in the Browns' side after the team went above and beyond to help him recover. He even caught the game-tying touchdown from Tyrod Taylor.

Although Gordon has been with the Browns since 2012, he's only played in 41 games over seven seasons, totaling 180 receptions, 3,106 yards, and 16 touchdowns.

Josh Gordon will soon be a free agent. Per a report from Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns were anxious Gordon had a relapse in his substance abuse addiction. He went on to play five games that season, recording 18 catches for 335 yards. With Gordon gone, the team will rely heavily on Rashard Higgins and Antonio Callaway to work alongside Jarvis Landry and tight end David Njoku.

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