Patriots, Browns close to deal on Josh Gordon trade

Patriots, Browns close to deal on Josh Gordon trade

Javier Howell
September 18, 2018

The Cleveland Browns have finally parted ways with wide receiver Josh Gordon.

A source told Schefter Gordon is "healthy enough from his strained hamstring to play Sunday vs. the Lions".

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The Browns chose to leave him behind when they traveled to New Orleans, and later said they meant to release him. Earlier in the day, the Browns announced Gordon was ruled out for the game because of a hamstring injury.

Josh Gordon could be a great asset for the Patriots | Source Ken Blaze-USA Today Sports
Josh Gordon could be a great asset for the Patriots | Source Ken Blaze-USA Today Sports

He's joining one of the most stable and successful organizations in pro sports, and Gordon has financial motivations to produce. Still, his troubled past with suspensions and lingering injuries also likely made it hard to get much in return in the first place despite Gordon's extreme athleticism and ability when he's on the field.

Josh Gordon just got shipped from Cleveland to New England where his new quarterback is TOM BRADY! He has recorded 127 receptions for 1,755 yards and 10 touchdowns. In 2013, he led the National Football League with 1,646 yards to go with nine touchdowns as he earned a spot on the All-Pro roster. Availability has been Gordon's biggest issue, with the receiver missing all of 2015 and 2016 due to suspension and returning for the final five games of 2017.

After initially saying they would release him, the Browns shifted to exploring trade options for Gordon. In order to make room for Gordon on the roster, the Patriots cut the recently signed Corey Coleman.

This season Gordon has one catch, and it was the game-tying touchdown in the Browns' season-opening tie against the Steelers.

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