Cleveland Browns: 4 potential trade partners for Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon's latest comeback attempt has ended.

Josh Gordon's surprising release from the Cleveland Browns is getting a little more clarity.

"For the past six years, the Browns have fully supported and invested in Josh, both personally and professionally, and wanted the best for him", Dorsey said in the statement, "but unfortunately we've reached a point where we feel it's best to part ways and move forward. We wish Josh well".

In the early going, it looks like a smart move for the Browns to announce Gordon's release is forthcoming.

NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported that lack of trust was the main factor. The Browns were scheduled to fly to New Orleans on Saturday afternoon, for Sunday's Week 2 game.

Gordon, who has dealt with substance abuse problems for most of his career, missed training camp as he sought mental health treatment but made his return ahead of the season opener.

On Saturday, Gordon was ruled OUT for this weekend's game due to a hamstring injury, but clearly that wasn't the only concern for members of the front office.

According to a tweet from ESPN's Adam Schefter, Gordon hurt his hamstring at a promotional shoot, not at practice, per a source.

But a source Saturday told cleveland.com that Gordon was "a little tardy" arriving to the facility, where he he complained of a pulled hamstring. Gordon caught just one pass on three targets, but it was a 17-yard touchdown that tied the game with less than two minutes left in regulation.

After leading the league in receiving yards and being named an all-pro in 2013, the league suspended him indefinitely during the 2014 season after his fourth violation of the NFL's drug policy.

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