By Justin DiLoro
The Buffalo Bills are in dire need of a game-breaking wide receiver. One just hit the market, albeit with some massive strings attached.
The Cleveland Browns informed Josh Gordon their intentions to release him on Monday. The uber-talented wideout hasn’t been able to escape the skeletons which have plagued him throughout his playing career, going back to his days in college.
Gordon has been suspended multiple times for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. He played in only 10 games over the course of four seasons due to his transgressions between 2014 and 2017, including being suspended for the 2015 season and sitting out of football during the 2016 season. He was reinstated in Week 13 of the regular season. The Browns started him in each game for the remainder of the season.
Gordon’s suspensions were related to drug and alcohol abuse. Each time, the Cleveland franchise stuck by him. The tipping point occurred Saturday when Gordon arrived late to a team meeting and not acting like himself, according to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. Gordon was ruled out for Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury, which seemed to miff the Browns’ brass as well, as the wide receiver was a full participant during practices this past...