Details emerge about Browns' decision to part ways with Josh Gordon

Browns to release WR Josh Gordon

Browns to release WR Josh Gordon

The Browns announced earlier Saturday that Gordon was ruled out to play against the New Orleans Saints because of a hamstring injury.

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

John Dorsey announced in a statement that the club on Saturday afternoon informed the super talented but oft-suspended pass-catcher that he'll be released on Monday.

Josh Gordon's surprising release from the Cleveland Browns is getting a little more clarity. Even with Gordon's multiple suspensions and missed time rendering him a third-year veteran, he has accrued enough National Football League service to be a free agent then.

"Unfortunately, we've reached a point where we feel it's best to part ways and move forward".


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.

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.

Josh Gordon will soon be a free agent. Although he was still recovering from a hamstring injury suffered shortly after he reported for camp, Gordon surprisingly took 69 snaps (78% of Cleveland's offensive plays) last Sunday in the 21-21 tie against Pittsburgh.

Gordon caught the game-tying touchdown for the Browns in last week's game against the Steelers. Through six seasons, Gordon appeared in 41 games, hauling in 130 catches for 3,106 yards and 16 touchdowns. Additionally, Gordon was on the receiving end of five passes that went for gains of at least 20 yards and converted 12 first downs.

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