Gordon's impending release not due to substance abuse violation

Posted September 17, 2018

The Cleveland Browns announced they will be releasing Josh Gordon Monday, but the future release date may have been a play to entice teams into trading for the receiver. "We wish Josh well", Browns general manager John Dorsey said in a statement released by the Browns on Saturday.

The Browns have invested a lot of time and energy into Josh Gordon's mental and physical wellness, and have likely reached a point where they feel he is not responding well enough to their interventions, on account of his personal life taking its toll.

Depending on how you feel about Josh Gordon, we have good news or bad news. Since then, Gordon sustained a hamstring injury that ruled him out of this week's game.

Two thoughts related to the Dallas Cowboys come to mind in relation to the 2013 All-Pro receiver.

If Cleveland releases Gordon, he'll be a free agent and can sign anywhere.

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The Patriots have needs a wide receiver. He has been suspended by the National Football League for most of the past four seasons because of multiple drug violations, and the Browns have been supportive of him for years as he has tried to turn things around. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Gordon suffered the injury during a promotional shoot. The team provided no line of reasoning to back their decision.

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After so much offseason speculation about what form Pettine's defense would take, the Packers' new coordinator didn't disappoint. The Packers picked up one first down on their opening drive and then were forced to punt.

Gordon had a touchdown catch in the Browns' Week 1 tie with Pittsburgh.

The Browns selected Gordon in the second round of the 2012 Supplemental Draft.

He started the opener despite coach Hue Jackson saying Gordon wouldn't be on the field for the first snap as punishment for missing camp.

There is no denying that Gordon is one of the most athletic players in the NFL.

He sat out the first 11 games past year before returning for Cleveland's final five games.

Get ready Jags nation, Flash Gordon could be on his way to Jacksonville. He was away from the team for nearly the first full month of training camp and did not begin practicing until last week.

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