The Cleveland Browns announced on Saturday that they will be releasing receiver Josh Gordon on Monday. The 27-year-old played in the season opener after a bizarre preseason and had one catch for 17 yards.
Browns to release WR Josh Gordon
Statement from GM John Dorsey: pic.twitter.com/bQmWraH8Nr
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 15, 2018
The move reportedly comes after he showed up to the facility late earlier in the day on Saturday. It’s being reported as an overall trust issue with Gordon.
On Josh Gordon: He was late today to the facility, source said. In addition, he was fine at Friday’s practice, then injured his hamstring. The question of how is part of the reason they released him. My understanding is it’s an overall trust issue for a player on thin ice.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 15, 2018
Hopefully it’s not a substance abuse issue, which has cost Gordon time on the field in the past. If it’s not that then he will certainly land on an NFL roster fairly quickly.