Browns finally decide to cut ties with Josh Gordon

Lynette Rowe
September 16, 2018

Gordon reportedly injured his hamstring at a promotional shoot and showed up to the facility later than expected, and the Browns decided they had enough. Thanks to the @ClevelandBrowns organization for having me, I'll never forget my time here.

Once that happens, Gordon will leave behind a very complicated legacy in Cleveland.

Cleveland parted ways with Gordon, 27, Saturday afternoon after six seasons with the team.

On Saturday, team doctors examined Gordon and seemed to confirm he had a tweaked hamstring, but there also was concern that perhaps he was struggling again with his sobriety or on the verge of relapsing, sources told the website.

The Browns had previously announced he would miss Sunday's game at the New Orleans Saints with a hamstring injury.

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Josh Gordon #12 of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at StubHub Center on December 3, 2017 in Carson, California.

Gordon started the opener despite coach Hue Jackson saying he wouldn't be on the field for the first snap as punishment for missing camp.

Gordon ended up as the only Browns' receiver to catch a touchdown in Week 1, and he made a spectacular play against the Steelers to tie the game, so his ability to impact a game is still one center stage. He did not play in either 2015 or 2016.

The Browns selected Gordon in the 2012 supplemental draft despite his background of drug use in college at Baylor.

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

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