The Cleveland Browns have finally parted ways with wide receiver Josh Gordon. If he can return to form as a No. 1 receiver, Gordon will give Tom Brady another legitimate threat in the passing game, which he now lacks with Julian Edelman suspended for the next two weeks and Brandin Cooks catching passes in Los Angeles. Some of Gordon's new teammates reacted to the trade.
Acquiring Gordon is a dice roll considering his myriad of issues, but at the price of a fifth-round pick, it could be worth it for New England.
That's really no surprise considering Dallas was rumored to be very interested in Gordon coming out of Baylor when he was available in the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft. He had a 17-yard touchdown catch against the Pittsburgh Steelers in their Week 1 tie, but an injured hamstring kept him out of action in Week 2 as the Browns suffered a 21-18 loss in New Orleans.More news: Hsieh Su-Wei claims Japan Women's Open title
He's joining one of the most stable and successful organizations in pro sports, and Gordon has financial motivations to produce. Coleman has played in 19 National Football League games with 18 starts and has 56 receptions for 718 yards and five touchdowns.
The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Gordon could be the solution.
Obviously, the Patriots are in desperate need of a dynamic receiver to stretch the field, and will be all season.More news: Amazon could drop 8 new Alexa-powered devices, including a microwave
Despite his past issues, Gordon was welcomed back by the Browns late last season.
Thus Gordon has a chance to make a big impression fairly quickly - as long as he can stay in Belichick's good graces, of course, not to mention staying away from what could be a lifetime ban from the NFL. After trading Brandin Cooks this offseason New England lacked a field-stretching weapon, even one to pose a threat.More news: Packers WR Davante Adams misses practice with shoulder injury