The Kansas City Chiefs have released wide receiver Josh Gordon, multiple outlets including the NFL Network and ESPN reported Tuesday.
Gordon said goodbye to the Chiefs and their fans on Twitter on Tuesday, appearing to confirm his departure.
“I appreciate everything the Chiefs Kingdom has done for me and my family over the past year. Thank you for the opportunity and for the many memories, “he wrote before adding:” Excited to see where football will take me now. “
Gordon, 31, led the NFL with 1,646 yards in 2013 while playing for the Cleveland Browns. Since then, Gordon has been suspended from the NFL six times, five of them for some form of substance abuse.
Between 2014 and 2020, Gordon missed three full seasons while he was suspended. In addition to the Chiefs and the Browns, he has also played for the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks.
His most recent suspension was in December 2019. He was reinstated in September 2021 and signed a contract with the Chiefs.
He played 12 games for the Chiefs last season, receiving five passes for 32 yards and one touchdown. However, he was struck off the roster in all three Chiefs playoff games.
Josh Rosen didn’t convince the Browns
The Cleveland Browns have released backup quarterback Josh Rosen, several media outlets claim.
Selected 10And In the Arizona Cardinals’ 2018 NFL Draft, Rosen joined the Browns last July as the fourth quarterback behind Deshaun Watson, Jacoby Brissett and Josh Dobbs.
With Watson’s 11-game suspension in effect on Tuesday, Brissett is expected to be the starting quarterback for the Browns before the number 1 return. Dobbs is expected to be Brissett’s backup.
The Browns could put Rosen on the training team as quarterback # 1. 3 or find another candidate.
Rosen’s rights have also belonged to the Miami Dolphins, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Sam Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons since his NFL debut.
In 24 NFL games, including 16 as a starter, he completed 54% of his passes for 2,864 yards, 12 touchdowns and 21 interceptions.
From the first choices to the intersections
The Bills released the OJ Howard tight end. Howard, a former first-round pick, was looking to get behind third-year Dawson Knox.
Howard was selected 19th overall in the 2017 draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After five seasons in Florida, the Bucs have decided not to offer him a contract at the end of last season.
In his career, Howard has not lived up to the expectations placed on him as he has only captured 119 balls for 1,737 yards and 15 touchdowns in five seasons. Last year he was limited to just one touchdown and around 135 yards out of 14 receptions.
For the Dolphins, another former first round pick was released, running back Sony Michel. Michel was looking to make his way into a third NFL team after starting his career with the New England Patriots. Last year she won the Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams.