BREAKING: Patriots officially acquire WR Josh Gordon from the Browns
Fresh off their Week 2 Super Bowl loss at the hands of the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Patriots are addressing a big need for the other Super Bowl in February.
The team is acquiring wide receiver Josh Gordon from the Cleveland Browns for a 2019 fifth-round pick. If Gordon isn't active for 10 games, the Patriots will receive a late-round pick from Cleveland. Classic low-risk, high-reward deal for Bill Belichick and company.
Trade now agreed to: Patriots are sending Cleveland a 5th-round pick and if Gordon isn't active for 10 games, Patriots get back a late-round pick from Browns, sources tell ESPN.
As @rapsheet reported, Patriots were closing in on trade for Gordon.
Trade now official.
Gordon has been under a microscope for years due to his weed problem, but when his head is on straight, he is easily one of the most talented receivers in the league. His best season came in 2013 when he amassed 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns on 87 receptions.
He also destroyed the Pats that same season when he caught seven balls for 151 yards and a touchdown with Jason Campbell as his quarterback. He also had a carry for 34 yards.
Gordon will undoubtedly add a much needed vertical threat to an offense that is still a work in progress and is also still missing Julian Edelman for another couple of weeks. Gordon could play this week against Detroit, as his hamstring injury that he was reportedly dealing with has checked out.
New #Patriots WR Josh Gordon had an MRI on his hamstring and I’m told it came out fine. That means… Gordon could play for New England in Week 3.