Cleveland Browns to Cut Ties with Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon
Josh Gordon. Photo by Jevone Moore/Cal Sport Media/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9254895ba)

The Cleveland Browns cut ties with wide receiver Josh Gordon on Monday due to recurring disagreements.

“This afternoon we informed Josh Gordon and his representatives that we are going to release him,” the club announced through a statement. “For the past six years, the Browns have fully supported and invested in Josh, both personally and professionally and wanted the best for him, but unfortunately we’ve reached a point where we feel it’s best to part ways and move forward. We wish Josh well.”

Before appearing in week 1 against the Pittsburg Steelers, Gordon had made a statement on Instagram claiming he would attend the team’s training camp.

“I am reaching out to you all personally and letting you know that I am not only doing great physically but mentally as well. You will notice that I will not be in Cleveland for the start of the training camp. Rest assured this too is a part of my overall health and treatment plan,” part of the Instagram post read.

Suspended by the NFL in 2015 for violating the drug and alcohol policy, Gordon has had personal problems with the Browns throughout his stay at the club. On Saturday, the 27-year-old arrived late for training and the club felt he had exhausted his share for second chances.

If the Browns are unable to trade him by Monday, the wide receiver will be free to sign with any club willing to accept him. According to multiple sources, Gordon is interested in a move to the Jaguars, Cowboys or the 49ers.