Josh Gordon Release: Why Did the Browns Cut the WR?

Josh Gordon Release: Why Did the Browns Cut the WR?

Gordon, who has a long history of substance abuse and suspensions, missed three weeks of training camp this summer to undergo counseling and treatment, and recently said he was in a good place mentally and physically.

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

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

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.

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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".

NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported that lack of trust was the main factor. In addition, he was fine at Friday's practice, then injured his hamstring.

According to NBC 5's and SportsDay contributor Jean-Jacques Taylor, Dallas now does not show any interest in adding Gordon. They activated him, albeit on the non-football-injury list. Gordon was upset about it, one of the sources said, surmising he was mad because he felt he had let down the team with the hamstring.

Gordon caught the game-tying touchdown for the Browns in last week's game against the Steelers. It is reasonable to think that continuing to make exceptions for Gordon, could have had a negative impact on the entire team despite his enormous talent.