In Sunday's contest, the Browns tempted each side of fate.
There was an "overall trust issue" between Gordon and the team, according to reports.
Gordon was late when he showed up at team headquarters Saturday morning and complained about a hamstring issue, a person familiar with the situation confirmed.
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"This afternoon we informed Josh Gordon and his representatives that we are going to release him on Monday", general manager John Dorsey released in a statement.
Dorsey didn't shut the door on the possibility of signing Bryant when the GM spoke to the Beacon Journal/Ohio.com on September 4. Gordon has been suspended for most of the past four seasons because of multiple drug violations.
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The good news is almost every single stakeholder Saturday night was quick to express hope that a third bout is now in order. Golovkin threw and landed more, according to CompuBox, but Alvarez landed at a significantly higher percentage.
His best season came in 2013 when he made the Pro Bowl after registering 1,646 receiving yards and nine touchdowns for the Browns.
He's now missed 2 XP and a FG this game. He missed the entire 2015 and 2016 seasons before returning a year ago. However, a hamstring injury Browns coach Hue Jackson said Gordon suffered while conditioning prevented him from practicing until September 3.
Gordon missed the majority of training camp, taking time to make a concerted effort to improve his mental and physical health.
In the buildup to the opener, Jackson also claimed Gordon would be on a "pitch count".
Gordon was finally reinstated by the league on November 2017.
Receiver Michael Thomas had two fourth-quarter touchdowns for the Saints (1-1), who scored 40 points in a Week 1 loss to Tampa Bay, but didn't find the end zone against Cleveland until 8:41 remained in the game.