REPORT: Cleveland Browns to trade WR Josh Gordon before Monday release date

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns will reportedly  trade wide receiver Josh Gordon before they release him on Monday, according to NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Schefter announced on Twitter that “Multiple league sources believe the Browns will trade WR Josh Gordon before they release him by the Monday date they announced they would let him go.”

The Browns announced Saturday night that they are going to release Gordon on Monday.

Browns General Manager John Dorsey released a statement saying,

“This afternoon we informed Josh Gordon and his representatives that we are going to release him on Monday.  For the past six years, the Browns have fully supported and invested in Josh, both personally and professionally and wanted the best for him, but unfortunately we’ve reached a point where we feel it’s best to part ways and move forward. We wish Josh well.”

This comes after Gordon spent Friday night with the Browns Give Back group, helping dedicate the new George Daniel Field at Lorain High School, which the Browns covered the costs to refurbish.

These are the last pictures of Gordon wearing his Browns uniform.

And after the team announced Saturday morning that Gordon would miss Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints due to a hamstring injury.

However, Schefter tweeted earlier Saturday night that, “Josh Gordon hurt his hamstring at a promotional shoot, not at practice, per source.”

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