Cleveland Browns to release Josh Gordon Monday

Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon

So while an 0-16 no longer wants Gordon after putting up with his troubles for six years, there's a handful of other teams that will happily accept his talent.

News of the Browns' intent to part ways with Gordon came out Saturday evening when ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the team's intent to release Gordon on Monday. Gordon reportedly had told the team his hamstring was bothering him.

Though Gordon is set to be released Monday, there still is a possibility the Browns will be able to trade him.

Although the Browns never provided an official reason behind Gordon's release, it was reported by The Athletic's Zac Jackson that Gordon was late to the team facility Saturday morning. "We wish Josh well". Even though Gordon had a hamstring injury in the preseason, the injury news seemed odd because the receiver had practiced all week and was not listed on the injury report.

On Saturday, Gordon was ruled OUT for this weekend's game due to a hamstring injury, but clearly that wasn't the only concern for members of the front office.

The 27-year-old missed training camp to undergo counseling and treatment.

Gordon had just rejoined the team on August 18.

There's all kinds of speculation surrounding the Browns' decision to part ways with Gordon. After a superb 2013 season in which Gordon caught 87 passes for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games, the talented pass-catcher couldn't stay on the field.

As NFL fans know all too well, Gordon has been suspended multiple times for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

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