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ESPN's Adam Schefter Has New Update On Browns WR Josh Gordon

A Cleveland Browns helmet sitting on the field.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 11: A Cleveland Browns helmet rests on the field prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 11, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Browns 29-10. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Josh Gordon is being released by the Cleveland Browns on Monday. Well, that's what the Browns are planning to do with the star wide receiver, anyway. The team announced the decision tonight.

"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 in a statement.

Details behind the Browns' decision to part ways with Gordon have started to emerge. "Josh Gordon's pending release is inclusive or present and past issues, a team official said. He reported to team facility this morning w/ hamstring issue after practicing all week. Trust and other mitigating factors were cited. There is no convenience for anyone on this action," ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports.

Is it possible the Browns will trade Gordon instead of releasing him, though? It appears the answer to that is yes.

ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reports that teams are already calling the Browns about a possible trade.

"Teams already calling the Browns, who league sources believe are far more likely to trade Josh Gordon than release him. Gordon is a vested vet and is not subject to waivers. So if he is cut, he is a free agent and can sign where he wants, for what he wants. A lot at stake," he reports.

Gordon has been one of the most-talented wide receivers in the NFL, but he's dealt with several off-the-field-issues. It'll be interesting to see what he could fetch in a trade.