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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 to­day’s game in New Or­leans with what was called 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.

Browns gen­eral man­ager 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,” he said.

The Browns will be miss­ing three other starters to­day: de­fen­sive end Em­manuel Og­bah (an­kle), line­backer Chris­tian Kirk­sey (shoul­der/ an­kle) and tight end Seth DeValve (ham­string).

Pack­ers: Quar­ter­back Aaron Rodgers took part in prac­tice for the first time this week af­ter be­ing held out with a left knee in­jury.

Rodgers was a par­tic­i­pant in prac­tice on Satur­day af­ter be­ing held out on Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day to fo­cus on re­hab ahead of this week­end’s game against the Min­nesota Vik­ings. Fri­days are a rest and re­cov­ery day. The Pack­ers usu­ally hold a light prac­tice on Satur­days.

Rodgers said he sprained his knee in the sec­ond quar­ter of last week’s season opener over the Chicago Bears. He left the field on a cart but re­turned in the sec­ond half to throw three touch­down passes to help rally the Pack­ers to vic­tory.

Rodgers is listed as ques­tion­able on the in­jury re­port. Coach Mike McCarthy has said the two-time MVP quar­ter­back would be eval­u­ated on a daily ba­sis.

Bills: Cut vet­eran re­ceiver Jeremy Ker­ley in a sur­prise move that fur­ther de­pletes their depth at the po­si­tion. Ker­ley was re­leased Satur­day so the Bills could sign de­fen­sive tackle Robert Thomas off their prac­tice squad.

The Bills ruled out de­fen­sive end Shaq Law­son (ham­string) and rookie cor­ner­back Taron John­son (shoul­der) for to­day’s game against the Charg­ers.

Raiders: Rookie de­fen­sive tackle P.J. Hall will miss to­day’s game at Den­ver with an an­kle in­jury. The Raiders an­nounced they will be with­out Hall and fel­low starter Justin El­lis, who was placed on in­jured re­serve ear­lier in the week with a foot in­jury.

Car­di­nals: Start­ing right tackle An­dre Smith has been de­clared out for to­day’s game against the Rams in Los Angeles. Smith in­jured his el­bow in last Sun­day’s season-open­ing loss at home to Wash­ing­ton. John Wet­zel will move into Smith’s spot.

Sus­pen­sion: For­mer line­backer Dy­lan Don­ahue was sus­pended 14 weeks by the NFL for vi­o­lat­ing its sub­stance abuse pol­icy. The 26-year-old Don­ahue pleaded guilty last month to charges stem­ming from two sep­a­rate ar­rests for sus­pi­cion of driv­ing while in­tox­i­cated.

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