Cleveland Browns to trade Josh Gordon to New England Patriots


The Patriots' acquisition of wide receiver Josh Gordon could also yield nothing more than a quick hello and goodbye.

Marc Sessler of said he would "drink bleach for 1,000 days" if Gordon went to a team in the NFC North, the Jets or the Patriots.

Josh Gordon's odd, stuttering career will start anew in New England.

Gordon, 27, originally joined Cleveland as a second-round draft pick in the 2012 supplemental draft.

One of the bigger points of concern in the Josh Gordon saga is the Browns' decision to part ways with him. Would the risks of trading for him actually outweigh the rewards he brings on the field?

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If nothing else, Gordon provides a presence opposing secondaries must account for, which should help up the middle of the field for Rob Gronkowski.

But looking at the fit a bit more, Gordon likely wouldn't be a great option for the Redskins, especially since Alex Smith prefers to run a more calculated short game.

Gordon's best season came in 2013 when he made the Pro Bowl after registering 1,646 receiving yards and nine touchdowns.

Unfortunately, due to Gordon's issues, he's only played in a total of 11 regular season games since. Like Gordon, he's done very little since: 28 receptions, 283 yards, 3 TDs with Oakland and San Francisco. The league originally banned him for the full season, but later reduced the suspension.

The Browns got a glimpse of what a healthy and focused Gordon could do over the last five games of the 2017 season after his return from his latest NFL-mandated suspension, which lasted almost three full seasons. At least five other people were present as Gordon went through football-related drills, and after about 90 minutes of shooting Friday, the source said Gordon pulled up limping while running a 40-yard dash and grabbed at his hamstring.