Despite Gordon's breathtaking amount of red flags and off-field issues, there should be plenty of receiver-needy teams eager take him up on his postscript offer. He didn't make much of that second chance as he was then suspended for all of 2015 and 2016 - again for violation of the substance abuse policy.
Details are slowly starting to emerge surrounding the Cleveland Browns' shocking decision to move on from Josh Gordon.
Josh Gordon's tenure with the Cleveland Browns will likely go down as one of the most riveting, mercurial and ultimately tragic sagas in the city's colorful sports history, but that doesn't mean the wide receiver hasn't seen his last National Football League snap. Gordon stepped away from the team this preseason to undergo counseling and treatment as part of his recovery. Through six seasons, Gordon appeared in 41 games, hauling in 130 catches for 3,106 yards and 16 touchdowns.
The NFL reinstated Gordon last season after he completed a lengthy rehab program. But given Gordon's talent, it's likely that more than one receiver-needy club will be fascinated by the idea of doing what the Browns ultimately could not: tap into his vast well of talent while also steering him clear of his many troubles. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Browns are "far more likely" to trade Gordon rather than release him. Additionally, Gordon was on the receiving end of five passes that went for gains of at least 20 yards and converted 12 first downs.