The Josh Gordon era is over.
Saturday evening, the Cleveland Browns issued a statement from General Manager John Dorsey stating the team has decided to part ways with the controversial receiver. The team did not give a specific reason why they decided to part ways with the 2013 Pro Bowler at this point of the season.
Questions were raised after Gordon was abruptly scratched from Sunday's game against the Saints due to a hamstring issues.
Later Saturday, Gordon took to Instagram to thank the team and the fans.
"Huge s/o to the city of Cleveland. This place will always feel like home to me.. I'm extremely honored and blessed to have been able to grow up and start a life among such a passionate and motivated group of individuals.. It's been a hell of a journey with you guys. I wish all of you nothing but the best.. Thanks to the @ClevelandBrowns organization for having me, I'll never forget my time here.
"Same book, next chapter.."
Time will well if Gordon will be remembered for his historic 2013 season where the Baylor product hauled in 87 passes for 1646 yards and 9 touchdowns, or his multiple drug-related suspensions. He has missed 40 of a possible 81 games in his six year NFL career due to suspension or team-issued discipline.
The Browns will be looking for potential trade partners before Gordon's release will become official Monday.
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