Just hours after he was suddenly ruled out for Week 2 with a hamstring injury, the Cleveland Browns stunned the football world by releasing wide receiver Josh Gordon.
Browns to release WR Josh Gordon
Statement from GM John Dorsey: pic.twitter.com/bQmWraH8Nr
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 15, 2018
Twitter erupted after Gordon’s shocking release with fans and reporters weighing in on the transaction that came out of nowhere.
Though, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media provided some insight.
On Josh Gordon: He was late today to the facility, source said. In addition, he was fine at Friday’s practice, then injured his hamstring. The question of how is part of the reason they released him. My understanding is it’s an overall trust issue for a player on thin ice.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 15, 2018
From shock to weighing in on what it means for Gordon’s future and even Dez Bryant, the reactions were priceless.
— Zach Brunner (@FantasyFlurry) September 15, 2018
Gordon-Landry-Coleman had so much potential for the Browns. Now they're at Landry-Higgins-Callaway
— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) September 15, 2018
You have to wonder if the release of Josh Gordon means the Browns will sign Dez Bryant.
— Mike Tagliere (@MikeTagliereNFL) September 15, 2018
I mean maybe they'd sign Josh Gordon if he did something minor like felony insider trading
— josh gordon fan, things of that nature (@zjwhitman) September 15, 2018
— Tom Downey (@WhatGoingDowney) September 15, 2018
there has to be more to Josh Gordon’s release than him simply not showing up to the facility one morning
— Jordan Zirm (@clevezirm) September 15, 2018
Josh Gordon is about to let Tom Brady play another 10 years when he signs with New England on Tuesday.
— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) September 15, 2018
Congrats to future Super Bowl MVP for New England, Josh Gordon.
— Luke Easterling (@LukeEasterling) September 15, 2018
Josh Gordon fantasy owners right now pic.twitter.com/AZ8WT7vqUW
— Andrew Claudio (@AndrewJClaudio) September 15, 2018
Josh Gordon is gonna go somewhere that isn’t a complete dumpster fire and smash, isn’t he
— Mark Wemken (@MarkWemken) September 15, 2018