Josh Gordon says he will not be with the Browns for the start of training camp

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon announced Monday morning to his teammates and fans that he will not be in Cleveland for the start of the NFL training camp.

To my Cleveland Browns and NFL Family,

Gordon says his absence is part of his "overall health and treatment plan," but assured his followers that he intends on being healthy, both mentally and physically, for the regular season.

Browns General Manager John Dorsey released a statement in regards to Gordon's temporary departure:

We will continue to support Josh as he receives the care needed to maintain his progress. We are going to respect his privacy while he is away from the team. Josh will be placed on the non-football illness reserve list until he is ready to return.

The former Pro Bowl athlete and First-Team All Pro played five games during the 2017 NFL season after serving a suspension that dated back to 2015.

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