The Browns announced Saturday they will release Gordon, who will become a free agent instead of going through waivers because of his status as a vested veteran.
Gordon reportedly showed up late to the Browns' facility Saturday morning with a mysterious hamstring injury, raising the eyebrows of some in the Cleveland organization. The injury wasn't suffered at practice, and instead reportedly took place at a promotional event.
The 27-year-old Gordon has an extensive history of struggles with substance-abuse, but there was no indication when the Browns announced his impending departure that he's facing a suspension.
Gordon caught the game-tying touchdown late in the fourth quarter last week versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was his lone reception of the game.
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