Even though Gordon had a hamstring injury in the preseason, the injury news seemed odd because the receiver had practiced all week and was not listed on the injury report. The Browns wideout was then suspended for the entire 2015 season for again violating the league's substance abuse policy.
"This afternoon we informed Josh Gordon and his representatives that we are going to release him on Monday".
The Browns will release troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon.
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon interacts with fellow pass catchers during Monday's practice at the Berea training facility.
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.
Gordon returned to the team days prior to the preseason finale after spending almost a month tending to those personal matters.
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Earlier Saturday, Cleveland ruled Gordon out for Sunday's game against the Saints with a hamstring injury.
Gordon caught the game-tying touchdown for the Browns in last week's game against the Steelers. In 2014, Gordon was suspended for the whole year, but it was later reduced to 10 games.
Gordon was a second-round pick by the Browns in the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft.
Despite his past issues, Gordon was welcomed back by the Browns late last season.
Josh Gordon will soon be a free agent. Later that season, his suspension was reduced and he played in five games. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Browns are "far more likely" to trade Gordon rather than release him.
Many are wondering where Gordon will end up.