A team spokesman said Gordon reported Saturday complaining of soreness in his hamstring and the team determined he could not play. The Browns ruled him out for Sunday's matchup with the New Orleans Saints before deciding to release him.
Gordon was finally reinstated by the league on November 2017.
This afternoon we informed Josh Gordon and his representatives that we are going to release him on Monday.
Gordon and DeValve both have injured hamstrings, while Kirksey, a team captain, is battling both a shoulder and an ankle issue.
Either way, Gordon's run as the longest-tenured member of the Browns will end.
Indicating the release of Gordon will not take place until Monday, the Browns have been fielding trade calls for the services of the wide receiver.
Dorsey didn't shut the door on the possibility of signing Bryant when the GM spoke to the Beacon Journal/Ohio.com on September 4. "If the guy wants to play football, he needs to get into camp sooner than later".
This is the first game Kirksey will miss since he was drafted in 2014.
But Gordon, 27, has played just 11 games since then because of numerous suspensions. The jointure has seen more downs (Gordon being suspended for the 2015-2016 seasons) than ups (that magical 2013 that saw Gordon catch 87 passes and 1,646 yards.), but hope sprang eternal for Cleveland fans all around.