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Josh Gordon is the odd man out in Kansas City.
NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported Tuesday that the Chiefs are releasing Gordon, per a source informed of the decision.
With the Chiefs adding newcomers JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, rookie Skyy Moore and the improved play of Justin Watson, Gordon had an uphill battle to make the K.C. roster from the onset of training camp.
The veteran generated just one catch on five targets in 67 preseason snaps, per Next Gen Stats.
Gordon joined the Chiefs in 2021, playing in 12 games and earning five catches for 32 yards and one touchdown.
It’s been nine years since the wideout blasted onto the scene with an All-Pro season in 2013 with the Cleveland Browns, in which he led the NFL with 1,646 yards. Famously, multiple season-long suspensions derailed his career. While he’s been great in the community in Kansas City and the club has had nothing but great things to say about the 31-year-old, Tuesday’s release could spell the end of Gordon’s days in the NFL.
“I’m proud of Josh for all that he did. There’s a chance he’s potentially back here,” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said Tuesday.
Appreciate all the @Chiefs kingdom has done for me and my family this past year. Thanks for the opportunity and the many memories. 🙏🏾
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In the immediate aftermath of Thursday night’s 29-17 loss to the division-rival Cleveland Browns, Tomlin gave a definitive answer to whether or not he will re-evaluate Mitchell Trubisky as the team’s starting quarterback.
After being traded to Cleveland from Dallas in the offseason, wide receiver Amari Cooper has found initial success with his new team, pairing up with Jacoby Brissett to lead the Browns to victory over the Steelers on Thursday night. Of the trade, Brissett said “I’m glad they did it.”
The Jacoby Brissett-led Cleveland Browns held off the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night to take first place in the NFC North in the early portion of Week 3.
The official inactives for the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns on Thursday night.
A two-time Super Bowl winner is heading to Baltimore to provide some pass-rush punch. Former  Giants and Buccaneers Pro Bowler Jason Pierre-Paul is signing a one-year deal with the Ravens.
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Through two weeks, the leash on Mitchell Trubisky appears to be getting shorter, and the patience of Steelers receivers, including rookie George Pickens, is running thin.
The Baker Mayfield era is off to a rough start in Charlotte. The former Browns QB has been average, which is understandably not good enough to win in today’s NFL, and he knows it
Carson Wentz is two games into a career in Washington, where he’s filling the starting role at quarterback for the Commanders, an NFC East rival of the Eagles. That means two dates per year with Wentz’s former employer — starting this Sunday.
Austen Lane, who played three seasons for the Jaguars and one for the Detroit Lions, defeated the previously unbeaten Richard Jacobi via first-round technical knockout Tuesday night in a heavyweight bout on the Dana White Contender Series to earn an Ultimate Fighting Championship contract.
Bolts quarterback Justin Herbert was limited in Wednesday’s practice, according to the Chargers’ practice report. Despite the designation, coach Brandon Staley presented a fairly optimistic outlook on Herbert’s condition.
Baltimore QB Lamar Jackson was limited in practice Wednesday due to an elbow injury, but said he’s fine and ready to throw “a lot Sunday.”
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