This comes after Gordon spent Friday night with the Browns Giver Back group, helping dedicate the new George Daniel Field at Lorain High School, which the Browns covered the costs to refurbish.
It is unclear specifically why the Browns chose to cut ties with Gordon, but his release will bring to an end a saga of off-the-field problems related to Gordon's substance abuse suspensions and addiction. It was reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter that Gordon suffered the injury during a promotional shoot, as opposed to practice.More news: Browns' Gordon to miss Saints game with hamstring injury
The Browns selected Gordon in the second round of the 2012 supplemental draft and he led the National Football League in receiving yardage in 2013 despite playing in 14 games but he's served 56 games of suspensions while playing in just 41 games. Gordon stepped away from the team this preseason to undergo counseling and treatment as part of his recovery.
Gordon missed most of training camp on a leave of absence to focus on his ongoing recovery with addiction.
Earlier Saturday, Cleveland ruled Gordon out for Sunday's game against the Saints with a hamstring injury.More news: Are Apple's New iPhones Too Big For Women's Hands?
Gordon, drafted by the Browns in the second round of the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft, caught 180 passes for 3,106 yards and 16 touchdowns in 41 career games with the team.
Gordon's best season came in 2013 when he made the Pro Bowl after registering 1,646 receiving yards and nine touchdowns for the Browns.
The Browns got a glimpse of what a healthy and focused Gordon could do over the last five games of the 2017 season after his return from his latest NFL-mandated suspension, which lasted almost three full seasons.More news: 9 former Bills players among nominees for 2019 Hall of Fame