Published: Sun, September 16, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Browns to release WR Josh Gordon

Browns to release WR Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon's very odd 6 years with the Cleveland Browns have gone up in smoke. the team just made a decision to release him.

Cleveland announced via a Saturday evening press release that the team is set to release the talented but troubled wideout.

Gordon had missed all of the preseason while nursing a hamstring injury.

Gordon returned to the team days prior to the preseason finale after spending almost a month tending to those personal matters.

Gordon had been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints after reportedly arriving late to the facility with an apparent hamstring injury.

Gordon is a dynamic player when on the field, but he has also been extremely problematic away from it.

These are the last pictures of Gordon wearing his Browns uniform.

Gordon, who has played in just 11 games since 2013 due to substance abuse issues, caught one pass for 17 yards in Cleveland's 21-21 tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers last week, but it was a big one.

Gordon has been suspended for a total of 56 games in his seven NFL seasons, 55 of which were league bans for positive drug and alcohol tests.

A second-round pick in the 2012 supplemental draft, Gordon, 27, caught 180 passes for 3,106 yards and 16 touchdowns in 41 games with the Browns. He first was suspended in 2014, and did not play again until November 2017, when he was reinstated on a conditional basis.

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon looks on at a drill during the final day of training camp in Berea Tuesday.

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