Browns finally decide to cut ties with Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon Released by Cleveland Browns

Browns to release WR Josh Gordon

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.

"I know I'm going to be here playing football, and anything outside of these walls, I think I have the right people in place to help me in any way in which I need them to help me", Gordon told Browns Zone in late August.

He played five games in 2017 and had a catch for a 17-yard touchdown in the Browns' 2018 season-opening tie vs. Pittsburgh.

Update (Sept. 16, 9:30 a.m.): Per multiple reports, if the Cleveland Browns were to be able to trade WR Josh Gordon before releasing him on Monday - two landing spots the former Baylor star has in mind are the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys. Until Julian Edelman returns from his four-game suspension, they have four just receivers on the 53-man roster Chris Hogan, Cordarrelle Patterson, Phillip Dorsett and newly-acquired Corey Coleman, who played with Gordon in Cleveland a year ago.

If Cleveland releases Gordon, he'll be a free agent and can sign anywhere. Gordon continued. "Thanks to the @ClevelandBrowns organization for having me, I'll never forget my time here".

The team provided no specifics about what prompted their decision to part ways with Gordon. It simply would boil down to whether they feel Gordon would be a fit for the locker room.

He ended the post by writing, "P.S".

The Patriots have needs a wide receiver. But Gordon would be a clear talent upgrade, if nothing else. He did not play in either 2015 or 2016.

The Browns selected Gordon in the 2012 supplemental draft despite his background of drug use at Baylor.

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