Browns release WR Josh Gordon
Josh Gordon is no longer a member of the Cleveland Browns after he was released by the NFL franchise.
The Browns announced their plans to release 27-year-old wide receiver and NFL Pro Bowler Gordon on Saturday.
Cleveland's move came after Gordon – who was ruled out of Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints with a hamstring injury – reportedly did not arrive to the Browns' facility on time earlier in the day.
"For the past six years, the Browns have fully supported and invested in Josh, both personally and professionally and wanted the best for him," Browns general manager John Dorsey said in a statement.
"Unfortunately, we've reached a point where we feel it's best to part ways and move forward. We wish Josh well."
Browns to release WR Josh Gordon— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 15, 2018
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There was an "overall trust issue" between Gordon and the team, according to reports.
Gordon re-joined Cleveland in late August after he stepped away from the team to deal with personal issues before the start of training camp.
He caught a 17-yard touchdown pass in the Browns' season-opening 21-21 tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers last weekend.
Gordon has been suspended multiple times for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. He missed the entire 2015 and 2016 seasons before returning last year.
His best season came in 2013 when he made the Pro Bowl after registering 1,646 receiving yards and nine touchdowns for the Browns.