Either way, based on a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapport, it sounds like the Redskins won't need to worry about the risks associated with trading for Gordon because the New England Patriots are in the lead to acquire the talented yet troubled wide receiver.
Gordon, the 2013 All Pro and National Football League receiving yardage champion, was deactivated for the Browns' Week 2 loss in New Orleans because of the hamstring injury, but ESPN's Adam Schefter said it won't prevent him from potentially suiting up for the Patriots' Week 3 visit from the Detroit Lions.More news: No-deal Brexit 'would entail substantial costs'
When news broke earlier this afternoon that the Philadelphia Eagles were even-money favorites to steal Josh Gordon from the Cleveland Browns the sense of relief and cautious optimism was nearly palpable across the 215.
Gordon hauled in a 17-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tyrod Taylor that allowed the Browns to draw even with the Steelers and force overtime, where the game ended in a 21-21 tie, a first in the 68-year history of the rivalry. ESPN's Adam Schefter also reported Gordon is "healthy enough" to play Sunday, but Gordon's health is just one part of the equation in his effort to get on the field.
Josh Gordon is a generational talent at the wide receiver position who is capable of making plays that swing the balance of an entire game.More news: Why Is Apple Watch Series 4 The Talk Of The Town?
Despite his past issues, Gordon was welcomed back by the Browns late last season. But no reaction will draw more attention than the one from Gordon himself. But if he becomes the home run threat we've seen in years past with Tom Brady at the helm (and based on past experience, he certainly will be), then this is another easy solution to a problem that would've manifested itself in the AFC postseason.
Through two weeks, the Patriots have not gotten much production from their receivers.More news: WKYT to hold 'Kentucky Cares' relief drive for Hurricane Florence victims