"This afternoon we informed Josh Gordon and his representatives that we are going to release him on Monday", Dorsey said.
Taken in the 2012 Supplemental Draft, Josh Gordon has been a lightning rod for the Cleveland Browns both on and off the field. Gordon stepped away from the team this preseason to undergo counseling and treatment as part of his recovery.
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.
Gordon was surprisingly declared out for Sunday's game earlier on Saturday, and it was also reported he would not travel with the team to New Orleans. He even caught the game-tying touchdown from Tyrod Taylor.
Booming sales for Woodward's 'Misfortune,' Trump presidency guide
As such, various liberal and conservative commentators called out Eric Trump for his comments in that interview. Donald Trump himself has repeatedly lashed out at Woodward as well.
However, after that Pro Bowl season, Gordon was suspended for 44 consecutive games dating back to the final week of the 2014 season, which was a team ban for reportedly missing a walk-through prior to a trip to Baltimore to play the Ravens.
Josh Gordon will soon be a free agent.
The NFL reinstated Gordon last season after he completed a lengthy rehab program. He went on to play five games that season, recording 18 catches for 335 yards.
The Browns got a glimpse of what a healthy and focused Gordon could do over the last five games of the 2017 season after his return from his latest NFL-mandated suspension, which lasted almost three full seasons.
Many are wondering where Gordon will end up.