Cleveland Browns announce plans to release WR Josh Gordon on Monday

Should the Colts pursue Browns WR Josh Gordon

Should the Colts pursue Browns WR Josh Gordon

The team had stuck with Gordon, 27, through all his personal troubles over a period of six years but will part ways with him on Monday officially.

Gordon was named a starting wide receiver this week, but the team announced earlier Saturday that Gordon would miss Week 2 with a hamstring injury that the team just found out about.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported shortly after Cleveland's announcement that Gordon was fine at Friday's practice, and his release was over a matter of trust.

Though Gordon is set to be released Monday, there still is a possibility the Browns will be able to trade him.

For as much talent as Gordon has, this also has as much to do about the future of the Browns as it does Gordon.

The Cleveland Browns on Saturday announced they plan to release the troubled wide receiver, with General Manager John Dorsey saying in a statement, "unfortunately we've reached a point where we feel it's best to part ways and move forward".

Gordon had a touchdown catch in the Browns' Week 1 tie with Pittsburgh.

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The Browns announced in mid August that Gordon finally had reported.

Gordon has been suspended for a total of 56 games in his seven NFL seasons, 55 of which were league bans for positive drug and alcohol tests.

The Browns selected Gordon in the second round of the 2012 Supplemental Draft.

Josh Gordon's latest comeback attempt has ended.

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.

Gordon caught the game-tying touchdown for the Browns in last week's game against the Steelers.

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