Josh Gordon will no longer be a member of the Cleveland Browns. The NFL franchise announced on Saturday night that it was parting ways with the talented-but-troubled wide receiver.
Browns GM John Dorsey announced that it was time for the franchise to move on from Gordon, who has dealt with a number of off-the-field issues.
"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," Browns GM John Dorsey said tonight.
It was originally reported by multiple NFL insiders that the Browns were going to release Gordon, but new reports suggest that he could be traded.
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport says that multiple NFL teams have interest in making a deal for him.
"The Browns announced they are releasing Josh Gordon, but they may not get there. I’m told as many as five teams are researching possibly trading for Gordon. Cleveland has a market," he reports.
Gordon reportedly has interest in two NFL teams - the Cowboys and the 49ers. Both could use some help at the wide receivers position.
"As teams discuss potentially trading for outgoing Browns WR Josh Gordon, I’m told he’s got his eye on two in particular: The Cowboys and the 49ers," he reports.