By Randy Gurzi
For six years the Cleveland Browns have been patient with the often suspended Josh Gordon, but that patience ran out as the team released him Saturday
Taken in the 2012 Supplemental Draft, Josh Gordon has been a lightning rod for the Cleveland Browns both on and off the field. He led the league in receiving yards in his second season but has been on the field for just 11 games since then.
Gordon followed that 2013 season up with a year-long suspension in 2014 for violating the substance abuse policy. Later that season, his suspension was reduced and he played in five games. He didn’t make much of that second chance as he was then suspended for all of 2015 and 2016 — again for violation of the substance abuse policy.
The talented receiver made it back to the field at the end of the 2017 season, again playing in just five games and hopes were high for him this year after a quiet offseason. Things did get bumpy though once the Browns went to training camp.
Citing personal health concerns, Gordon didn’t join the rest of the team for camp. He showed up near the end of the preseason though and ended up playing in Week 1. He even caught the game-tying touchdown from Tyrod...