Josh Gordon let go by Cleveland Browns following substance abuse problems

Josh Gordon Released by Cleveland Browns

Browns to release WR Josh Gordon

The Cleveland Browns have reached a limit with troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon. However, that's been a rarity for the 27-year-old, who has been suspended by both the National Football League and Browns multiple times - nearly all having to do with substance abuse problems.

He played in last week's season opener against Pittsburgh, his first appearance in a Week 1 game since 2012, when he was a rookie. While Gordon doesn't have any say in where he's being traded, the Browns do reportedly prefer to send him to an NFC team, and there are two NFC teams he's interested in. "We wish Josh well".

Dallas Cowboys & San Francisco 49ers are believed to have inquired about his services, but if a deal can't be struck, the Browns are prepared to release him to the waiver wire.

Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot reported that Gordon was "not himself" when he showed up to the Browns' facility Saturday. I wouldn't expect much in the way of draft equity for Gordon, just a team that wants to beat everyone else to the punch for certain by giving up a late-round selection and possibly one on contingency of playing time.

Cleveland announced its plans to cut ties with Gordon Saturday, sparking surprise throughout the NFL.

The defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles need help at wide receiver and have the locker room to absorb such a personality. He caught a game-tying, 17-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter but was mostly used as a decoy.

There's all kinds of speculation surrounding the Browns' decision to part ways with Gordon.

From shock to weighing in on what it means for Gordon's future and even Dez Bryant, the reactions were priceless.

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