Browns general manager John Dorsey said in a statement that the team has informed Gordon's representatives that he will be released Monday. Even though Gordon had a hamstring injury in the preseason, the injury news seemed odd because the receiver had practiced all week and was not listed on the injury report.
In the early going, it looks like a smart move for the Browns to announce Gordon's release is forthcoming.
So while an 0-16 no longer wants Gordon after putting up with his troubles for six years, there's a handful of other teams that will happily accept his talent.
Additionally, Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot reports that Gordon showed up late to the facility on Saturday and was described as "not himself", which the Browns believed was a sign of a potential relapse.
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The 27-year-old missed training camp to undergo counseling and treatment. "We wish Josh well".
He had been ruled out for their Week 2 matchup against the New Orleans Saints due to a hamstring injury. He reunited with the club August 18.
Gordon has been suspended multiple times for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
Selected in the second round of the 2012 Supplemental Draft, Gordon exploded onto the scene during his second year, recording 87 catches for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns during the 2013 season.
Details are slowly starting to emerge surrounding the Cleveland Browns' shocking decision to move on from Josh Gordon.