Browns WR Josh Gordon informed he will be released Monday


The Cleveland Browns announced Saturday that they will part ways with wide receiver Josh Gordon.

Gordon will be released Monday, the team said.

“This afternoon we informed Josh Gordon and his representatives that we are going to release him on Monday,” general manager John Dorsey said 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.”

Gordon, 27, caught just one pass for a 17-yard touchdown in the Browns’ Week 1 tie with the Steelers. Cleveland had ruled him out for Sunday’s game against the Saints because of a hamstring injury.

Gordon returned to action last season after a nearly three-year absence and played in five games, catching 18 passes for 335 yards and a touchdown. He missed the 2015 season because of a drug suspension and opted to spend 2016 in rehab.

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