Cleveland Browns to cut ties with wide receiver Josh Gordon

Hope Soto
September 16, 2018

Others were perplexed, wondering why the Browns would cut Gordon now after sticking with him for so many years.

The Cleveland Browns on Saturday announced they plan to release the troubled wide receiver, with General Manager John Dorsey saying in a statement, "unfortunately we've reached a point where we feel it's best to part ways and move forward". Gordon reportedly had told the team his hamstring was bothering him.

If Gordon's issues don't stem from substance abuse then there undoubtedly will be a number of teams looking to acquire a wideout with his enormous talent. "We wish Josh well".

Schefter reports that Gordon hurt his hamstring at a promotional shoot, not a team practice.

Gordon missed most of training camp on a leave of absence to focus on his ongoing recovery with addiction.

After not listing him on the injury report all week, the Browns announced Saturday afternoon that Gordon would be out for Sunday's game against the Saints due to a hamstring issue and would not be on the trip.

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Gordon had just rejoined the team on August 18.

The league's leading receiver in 2013, Gordon caught one pass for a 17-yard touchdown in last week's tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

It is unclear specifically why the Browns chose to cut ties with Gordon, but his release will bring to an end a saga of off-the-field problems related to Gordon's substance abuse suspensions and addiction.

Now it's any guess what the next step might be for him and whether another team is willing to bring him on board.

Josh Gordon's time with the Cleveland Browns is over.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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