Browns to re­lease Gor­don

San Francisco Chronicle (Sunday) - - SPORTS -

The Cleve­land Browns are go­ing to re­lease troubled wide re­ceiver Josh Gor­don.

The stun­ning news came Satur­day, just hours af­ter the team an­nounced that Gor­don would miss Sun­day’s game in New Or­leans with a ham­string in­jury. Gor­don has been sus­pended for most of the past four sea­sons be­cause of mul­ti­ple drug vi­o­la­tions.

The 27-year-old missed train­ing camp to un­dergo coun­sel­ing and treat­ment. He played in the sea­son opener last week, his first Week 1 game since 2012, and had one catch for 17 yards and a touch­down.

Browns gen­eral John Dorsey said in a state­ment that the team has in­formed Gor­don’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives that he will be re­leased 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,” Dorsey said.

Ken­dricks to play: New Seat­tle Seahawks line­backer My­chal Ken­dricks will play Mon­day night against Chicago de­spite his pend­ing jail sen­tence.

Ken­dricks play­ing cre­ates an odd sit­u­a­tion for all in­volved con­sid­er­ing his guilty plea last week on in­sider trad­ing charges in Philadel­phia. He’s not ex­pected to be sen­tenced in the case un­til Jan­uary and the NFL has yet to im­pose any dis­ci­pline, mean­ing he’s el­i­gi­ble to play. Ken­dricks, who won a Su­per Bowl ti­tle with the Ea­gles last sea­son, was re­leased by the Browns on Aug. 29.

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