It's interesting - Gordon missed the start of Browns camp as he continued to receive treatment for issues that kept him out of the National Football League entirely in 2015 and 2016, but he returned before preseason ended and was expected to be one of their top receivers.
A trade could happen before Gordon is released.
"For the past six years, the Browns have fully supported and invested in Josh, both personally and professionally and wanted the best for him", Browns general manager John Dorsey said in a statement.
The Browns have informed wide receiver Josh Gordon they will release him Monday. "We wish Josh well". There are no reports as of yet that the release was tied to any past issues.
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon looks on at a drill during the final day of training camp in Berea Tuesday. In addition, he was fine at Friday's practice then showed up today complaining that his hamstring was injured, Rapoport added. The question of how is part of the reason they released him.
Gordon reported the hamstring injury Saturday a source said.
Cleveland parted ways with Gordon, 27, Saturday afternoon after six seasons with the team.
In those five games, Gordon turned 18 catches into 335 yards and one touchdown. "As it relates to football, I'm doing well".
According to NBC 5's and SportsDay contributor Jean-Jacques Taylor, Dallas now does not show any interest in adding Gordon. It is reasonable to think that continuing to make exceptions for Gordon, could have had a negative impact on the entire team despite his vast talent.