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Patriots Acquire Josh Gordon For 5th Round Pick

18 September, 2018, 01:42 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • The Cleveland Browns trade Josh Gordon to the New England Patriots

The Patriots have always had receivers with a high football IQ, but Gordon doesn't fit that bill, so this is an interesting move.

Although no deal is done, the sides are getting close to an agreement, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

The Browns just haven't drafted many winners with a fifth-round pick, and I know most fans would rather have Gordon than any of the players mentioned above.

As a result, typing "six seasons with the Browns" in reference to Gordon isn't entirely accurate. If Gordon isn't active for 10 games, they will get a late round pick back from the Browns.

When told that both the Patriots and Browns released statements announcing the trade, Belichick said a little bit more goes into those deals beyond press releases coming out. However, if Gordon lands in New England, he should be free to play as soon as he's healthy.

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

Gordon has been suspended for a total of 56 games in his seven NFL seasons, 55 of which were league bans for positive drug and alcohol tests.

Selected in the second round of the 2012 supplemental draft, Gordon has proven to be an exceptional talent - when he's on the field.

The 27-year old was reinstated last year after missing the 2015 and 2016 seasons because of suspensions related to violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Seemingly in a better place, Gordon returned to the field in Week 1 and caught a game-tying touchdown in Cleveland's eventual tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers.


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