Josh Gordon is no longer a member of the Cleveland Browns. The NFL franchise announced this evening that it was parting ways with the troubled-but-talented wide receiver.
The Browns' general manager, John Dorsey, announced the decision in a statement:
"For the past six years, the Browns have fully supported and invested in Josh, both personally and professionally and wanted the best for him, but unfortunately we’ve reached a point where we feel it’s best to part ways and move forward. We wish Josh well," he said.
Gordon, 27, is undoubtedly one of the most-gifted wide receivers in the NFL, but he's struggled with off-the-field issues over the years. The former second-round pick had been a member of the Browns since 2012.
NFL insider Ian Rapoport has more on the Browns' decision to release Gordon. He says it's an "overall trust issue."
"He was late today to the facility, source said. In addition, he was fine at Friday’s practice, then injured his hamstring. The question of how is part of the reason they released him. My understanding is it’s an overall trust issue for a player on thin ice," Rapoport tweeted.
NFL insider Benjamin Allbright also weighed in with the following details about Gordon:
"To my knowledge there was no new failed test from Josh Gordon, though I'm making some calls now. He was late to report this morning," he tweeted.
Gordon, an All-Pro wide receiver in 2013, had one catch for 17 yards so far this season. He has more than 3,100 career yards and 16 touchdowns.