Social media reacts to Cleveland Browns' decision to release WR Josh Gordon

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon makes a catch during warmups before the game at First Energy Stadium

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Josh Gordon is set to be released on Monday by the Cleveland Browns, but he has some trade destinations in mind if the team decides to move him before a cut.

The news comes as the Browns prepare for Sunday's game against the Saints in New Orleans.

Multiple violations of the NFL's policy on substances of abuse sidelined Gordon for most of his pro career since the Browns drafted him in the second round in 2012. The receiver led the league with 1,646 receiving yards in 2013, despite the fact that he only played in 14 games. While Gordon doesn't have any say in where he's being traded, the Browns do reportedly prefer to send him to an NFC team, and there are two NFC teams he's interested in.

Depending on how you feel about Josh Gordon, we have good news or bad news.

Some vetting of Gordon's current situation has surely already happened, so these five teams could embrace the risk and bring him in.'s Mary Kay Cabot reported that Gordon was "not himself" when he showed up to the Browns' facility Saturday.

"This place will always feel like home to me", Gordon said.

Gordon posted on Instagram Saturday, thanking the city of Cleveland and the Browns. He caught a game-tying, 17-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter but was mostly used as a decoy. But Gordon would be a clear talent upgrade, if nothing else. Both teams could use help at wide receiver.

Get ready Jags nation, Flash Gordon could be on his way to Jacksonville. He informed the Browns on the eve of training camp in late July that he could not report, because he needed time to sort through some personal issues, which apparently did not, for once, include some manner of drug abuse.

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