One other thing that Brady is going to need to work on with Gordon is building trust.
As for the Dolphins, if Gordon is active he could pose a threat in the secondary but there is a lot of rust to shake off for the receiver and Miami will likely use Xavien Howard to cover him. Now, the Patriots will have Gordon, Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett, and a returning Julian Edelman in Week 5.
"I'm not going to talk about players that are not actually, I would say, on our roster, totally", Belichick said. "When that happens, it happens".
If Josh Gordon can stay on the right path, FS1's Skip Bayless thinks he has a potential Hall Of Fame career ahead of him.
"I'm not a counselor or nothing", Hightower said of supporting Gordon. I'm just excited that he's here.More news: Google Home Hub 7-inch smart display leaks, doesn't have a camera
Despite those basic, undeniable realities, coach Bill Belichick took the position with reporters on Wednesday that he won't be discussing the player because the trade isn't done. "Excited to see what he can do". Asked why some of these trades/signings have not worked out in the past, Gronkowski replied: "I guess they weren't doing their job then".
Josh Gordon didn't exactly pan out in Cleveland the way the Browns hoped he would. The Pats also traded for Danny Shelton and McCourty.
The arrangement was noticed quickly by every single Patriots beat writer who walked into the locker room at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday afternoon following the team's practice in Foxboro, albeit via slightly different wording.
Regardless of the tweak in language, Gordon was still listed on the official roster of the Patriots.
He watched Gordon catch a slant on Talib and then outrun everyone on the field for an 80-yard score.More news: 2 'detainees' drown as van swept into SC flood waters
"I mean obviously a tremendous player". "So, risky guy, vertical threat, big receiver, great body control, great hands, really will be a big challenge for us". "He's still a monster now. Great receiver. Glad to have him".
During an interview with Jim Gray on Westwood One Radio this week, the Patriots quarterback said he wants to practice with Gordon before he puts any expectations on his newest teammate.
"We'll talk about it when it's done".
The holdup in the trade is related to the Patriots receiving an additional draft pick as part of the deal, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. New England acquired the former All-Pro and a conditional 2019 seventh-round pick from Cleveland in exchange for a fifth-round pick.More news: US Open chair umpire Carlos Ramos says he is fine