By Patrick Holloway
So it’s come to this. The Cleveland Browns have announced that they will release wide receiver Josh Gordon on Monday. Gordon was listed as out for Sunday due to a hamstring injury, but given the cryptic statement by Browns general manager John Dorsey, there may be a bit more going on.
Gordon has been in the league since 2012, but most of his time has been marred by suspensions due to violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. He will be going through the waiver process. If he clears waivers, he will be a free agent.
The entire Gordon situation has been bizarre in 2018. He was originally coming off the bench in Week 1’s tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but somehow was on the field for the first offensive snap anyways. He had a sudden hamstring injury that listed him as out for Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints. Whatever dysfunction is in the Cleveland offices will come out as the days roll on. Browns beatwriter Mary Kay Cabot reports that Gordon came to practice Saturday late and, “Not himself.” Cabot went on to suggest that the Browns thought he had relapsed....