Monday, 24 September, 2018

Browns' Gordon to miss Saints game with hamstring injury

Gordon, Kirksey and DeValve out for Browns vs. Saints Browns WR Gordon (hamstring) out Sunday vs. Saints
Sidney Guerrero | 16 September, 2018, 04:09

Tune in to see if the Browns can finally get that elusive first win since the 2016 season.

Cleveland's star wide receiver, who appeared in his first season opener since 2012 last week, will not play in Sunday's game at New Orleans because of a hamstring injury.

Gordon was late to the facility today, Rapoport reported.

The team provided no details behind their decision to part ways with Gordon.

The Browns travel to New Orleans to face the Saints this weekend.

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The team announced Saturday night that it intends to release the former Pro Bowl wide receiver, whose vast talent has been overshadowed by substance abuse that has derailed a promising career.

Also out for the match-up: tight end Seth DeValve (hamstring), linebacker Christian Kirksey (shoulder/ankle). He did not play in any of the four preseason games.

Gordon was expected to have an expanded role this week against the Saints after being targeted just three times in a tie against Pittsburgh.

He sat out the first 11 games previous year before returning for Cleveland's final five games. He missed training camp this summer to receive counseling and treatment for drug and alcohol dependence. Week 2 takes them to Louisiana, where they will play against the New Orleans Saints, who now own a 0-1 record. He's the same guy who caught 87 passes for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns in 2013 and earned first-team All-Pro honors.

Gordon played 78 percent of the team's offensive snaps in the opening-week tie against the Steelers, even drawing an unexpected start that coach Hue Jackson called a "mistake" due to miscommunication with his offensive coordinator.

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