The Cleveland Browns announced Saturday that they plan to waive WR Josh Gordon on Monday.
- According to Ian Rapoport, Gordon was late to the team’s facility on Saturday and was fined during Friday’s practice. This came before he injured his hamstring.
- Rapoport adds that the decision to release Gordon comes down to a trust issue for a player who was on thin ice.
- Mary Kay Cabot reports that the Browns suspected Gordon may have had a relapse when he showed up late to the facility on Saturday morning and was “not himself.“
Browns to release WR Josh Gordon
Statement from GM John Dorsey: pic.twitter.com/bQmWraH8Nr
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 15, 2018
Gordon, 27, is a former second-round supplemental pick of the Browns back in 2012. Suspensions forced Gordon to sit out the 2015 and 2016 seasons but he was reinstated in November of last year and finished out the seasons with the Browns.
The Browns re-signed Gordon to a one-year exclusive rights contract worth $790,000. Gordon was in line to be a restricted free agent in 2019.
In 2018, Gordon has appeared in one game and caught one pass for 17 yards and a touchdown.