Report: Patriots send fifth-round pick for Josh Gordon

Getty Images

The Patriots and Browns have moved from close to agreeing on a trade sending wide receiver Josh Gordon to New England to reportedly agreeing on that trade.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Patriots will send a 2019 fifth-round pick to Cleveland in exchange for Gordon. The teams have also agreed that the Browns will send a 2019 seventh-round pick back to the Patriots in the event that Gordon fails to play 10 of the 14 games left on New England’s regular season schedule.

Gordon was scratched from the Browns lineup against the Saints on Sunday due to a hamstring injury, but Schefter reports that Gordon is believed to be healthy enough to play for the Patriots against the Lions in Week Three.

If that’s the case, he’ll join Rob Gronkowski, Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett and James White as a target for Tom Brady. Julian Edelman is set to join them in Week Five after serving a four-game suspension.

163 responses to “Report: Patriots send fifth-round pick for Josh Gordon

  1. Why would any team that trades with the patriots. They have won 5 super bowls and always go to the afc championship game.Everyone knows they are gonna be good so let’s give them help. NFL execs don’t play to win the game.

  2. Tuns out Gordon was smarter than a lot of people gave him credit for. He kept quiet, played his cards close to the vest, and ended up in the best situation possible.

  3. Josh will not be with the Patriots beyond week 8. I support Josh, but his demons have got the best of him. In other words it appears that Cleveland just traded a 7th for a 6th, which will they will probably turn into another failed kicker, and which New England will turn into another Tom Brady.

  4. Why would any team that trade with the patriots. They have won 5 super bowls and always go to the afc championship game.Everyone knows they are gonna be good so let’s give them help. NFL execs don’t play to win the game.

  5. Lol!

    It’s basically his last chance to stay normal for the next 4 months to show he can do so.

    This is a no brainer, as an extending “tryout” and if he can’t be active for 10 games, no harm, no foul.

    This is sure to enrage all other fanbases even more.

    lmao

  6. As a patriots hater…goddddd dang that’s a lot in the cupboard for Brady to work with, imagine if Edelman can still play how nasty those weapons are with Gordon, hogan, Edelman & gronk. That’s a big “if” for Edelman & Gordon still being able to play but if they can, have fun with that, afc teams…

  7. HAHAHAHAHAHA

    5th rounder for someone that would of been released and oh yea hes a raging never gonna get it and wake up DRUG ADDICT!

    Not even getting traded to NE will wake up a drug addict! All he cares about is getting high. He clearly has mental health ISSUES!

    NE is DONE!

  8. You’re telling me that if Josh Gordon plays 10 games with the control NE has him under over the next few years he’s not worth a 2nd rounder? Obviously if he plays 10 games hes figured out his life. CLE got FLEECED

  9. I don’t see this in any way working out. The Patriots are not the place for this kid. He has failed multiple times in both the college and pro ranks. If you hold him 100% accountable to everything, he is going to be off this team in less than a month. He routinely shows up late for practice, can’t stay clean and apparently wasn’t communication well with the Browns. The whole offseason debacle, just nothing about this looks like it’s going to work out. He needs a team that is going to overlook his stupidity for now, get him on the field and in rhythm. He’s not going to be successful in the Patriots military environment.

  10. I’m shocked they got a 5th for this guy. Just seems like a Conditional 7th at best. Belichick enforces his will on players, but is he running a meth clinic on the side?

  11. Why would the Browns want to make NE any better? Plus they wouldn’t send Jimmy G to the Browns. I wouldn’t send Flash to them. But I would rather them then to the steelers, ravens or cinci.

  12. I’m surprised at the deal, but it’ll either work or it won’t. It’s a risk. They took Floyd for a few games and he did pretty well. Not well enough to keep the next year, but he served the desired purpose. I just hope Gordon will get a lot of help with his obvious problems.

  13. **If** this guy can pick up the system and **if** he can stay of the hooberstankel, with Edelman coming back, by late October, this Pats offense could look a lot different than yesterday…

  14. Football is becoming a sport designed by lawyers, managed by marketing executives, and played by people who hate the country where it’s played. So exciting.

  15. Just can’t stay away from the weed… not sure the “NY state of mind” will work for him. Good Luck on that Patriots

  16. Anyone pause to think that maybe the losing organization in Cleveland made him less inclined to clean up his act and/or urine?

    How many players, specifically QBs and WRs, have the Browns churned over in the past few years? Maybe the players just don’t care anymore.

  17. One thing clear about NE in week 2 is they need playmakers besides Gronk. This was a steal and if any team in the league can get his kid to reach his potential it would be NE. I gotta think Jacksonville isn’t happy right now.

  18. Kris Leggett says:
    September 17, 2018 at 4:24 pm
    Why would any team that trade with the patriots. They have won 5 super bowls and always go to the afc championship game.Everyone knows they are gonna be good so let’s give them help. NFL execs don’t play to win the game.

    0 0 Rate This

    —————————–

    Don’t worry, a quick call into Goodell for a swift, creative “cheating” idea, can ge conjured up, a framejob will ensue, and draft picks taken.

  19. pfffffffffffffffffffffffft says:
    September 17, 2018 at 4:29 pm
    Miracle water in New England.

    First Martelus Bennet, now Josh Gordon.

    Leave their teams injured and can play the very next week for the Patriots.
    Awesome stuff.

    1 0 Rate This

    ———————

    Can you blame the players for wanting to get out of dung holes?

  20. I dont understand why most teams deal with the Pats. Especially when you aren’t going to hold out for more from them. They’re the Pats are going to win a lot every year. Make them give up more for anyone. Surely they could’ve gotten a 5th from another team for Gordon. So why give them to the Pats, especially when the Pats wouldnt work with you on Garoppolo?

  21. .
    When Gordon is on his game, he’s a man among boys. Let’s hope that he stays on the straight and narrow.
    .

  22. “murphyslaw40 says:
    September 17, 2018 at 4:32 pm
    Anyone pause to think that maybe the losing organization in Cleveland made him less inclined to clean up his act and/or urine?”

    And what about his college career, where he failed to clean up his act and ended up in the supplemental draft?
    I get what you are saying, but sometimes your bias clouds your vision. Look at his career from college through today and tell me how successful he has shown he can be in an environment where his accountability will be demanded for everything?

  23. You become really good at hiding things when you’re an addict, you’ll bring the worst out in others around you too. It’s just the way it is.

  24. The last failed drug test was March 2016. That’s 2.5 years of testing 3x/week year round (as a Stage 3 offender) without failing a test. Considering all the Pats are giving up is a late 5th round pick, the risk:reward ratio seems pretty clearly in the Pats favor.

  25. You’re telling me that if Josh Gordon plays 10 games with the control NE has him under over the next few years he’s not worth a 2nd rounder? Obviously if he plays 10 games hes figured out his life. CLE got FLEECED
    They don’t have control over the next few years. If he plays the 10 games he finishes the last year on his contract and will be a free agent. Nobody in their right mind would give up a 2nd rounder for a guy with that much baggage and on the last year of his contract.

  26. I don’t understand why the Pats would do this. If work ethic and accountability is the Patriot way,that’s the complete opposite of Josh Gordon.This reminds of them signing Chad Johnson only to find out he was just freelancing his whole career and couldn’t or wouldn’t learn a playbook.

  27. If your a player and never want to get drug tested and get special treatment…..Foxboro is the way to go. The next drug test for a patriot player will be 3 years from now.

  28. The first time he’s tardy to practice will be the last time. Coach don’t put up with bs. At $790k rental what’s not to like?

  29. He could be a CHRONIC problem for opposing defenses alongside Gronk. If Gordons right. Him and Brady could ROLL UP FATTY numbers together. Just SMOKING all the competition and HIGH fiveing TD after TD. Possibly BLAZING their way to another SUPERBOWL

  30. “vaphinfan says:
    September 17, 2018 at 4:43 pm
    If your a player and never want to get drug tested and get special treatment…..Foxboro is the way to go. The next drug test for a patriot player will be 3 years from now.”

    Why do you think James Harrison was happy to go there. He was tired of getting drug tested every time he tackled a player while in Pittsburgh. His instagram posts were hilarious. The “randomness” of his drug testing was more or less, when will he be tested today?

  31. Precisely because this is the Browns this will end up a smashing success for the Patriots. Watch him have an have an amazing season and not get in a stitch of trouble. The Drive. The Fumble and now, The Trade

  32. jvotoronto says:
    September 17, 2018 at 4:30 pm
    Well, we’ll see if Josh Gordon can get his act together. He’s not going to be coddled there.

    GET HIS ACT TOGETHER???
    ARE YOU SERIOUS??
    can’t wait to see Brady go off on Gordon the first time he throws a pick because Gordon ran the wrong route…. GONNA HAPPEN….

  33. Could see this coming a mile away. Pats lose a game, have no outside playmakers. Browns turn over a guy for peanuts. Gordon goes to a much better situation, playing in games of actual consequence, under/with people he actually respects, and turns himself around.

    There ought to be some sort of penalty for a player ‘manipulating’ the system this way, whether intentional or unintentional. Making yourself ‘problematic’ by the team you’re contracted to play for should not result in a positive circumstance for the player. The browns are losing talent and equity, and were forced to cut bait.

  34. Just so it’s known, Cleveland didn’t consider drug relapse as the issue with J Gordon. The concerns revolve around the way he handles himself in the locker room around a bunch of young impressionable players. They don’t need the drama of it all.

  35. vaphinfan says:
    September 17, 2018 at 4:43 pm
    If your a player and never want to get drug tested and get special treatment…..Foxboro is the way to go.
    ******************************

    Jeez, give it a rest already. Do you realize that Edelman is out 4 games for a failed test? Now, go enjoy your 1st place standing for the next few weeks until things get back to normal in the AFCE.

  36. This a very low risk deal. If the kid can figure out the offense and plays 10 games then that is a huge upside for the Pats. If not he is gone and the Pats lose nothing.

  37. “If he plays the 10 games he finishes the last year on his contract and will be a free agent. Nobody in their right mind would give up a 2nd rounder for a guy with that much baggage and on the last year of his contract.”

    Nope. Because he was suspended for 2 years he is not even a restricted FA next year. He is considered to be in the 3rd year of his contract at the moment IIRC.

  38. This kid is desperate without some kind of sizzle in his system…..he’ll be in the locker room pre game drinking Belichick’s Old Spice.

  39. Great move by Josh Gordon and his agent! The Browns will be 0-15-1! That’s a win for this team, Tyrod is a backup that will not win you any football games with his arm. If Josh can stay clean and have a big year with Brady and the Patriots he will be the best free agent WR in 2019. The dude is a freak of nature…

  40. Ummm….with the constantly losing thing going on in Cleveland it was time for them to part ways…..that can drive a player to drugs just as much as anything. Hope for the best, but with NE “not being any fun” this should be very interesting if he makes it through 2 weeks. Watch them keep him on the bench for 5 games while he studies the playbook and come back as a beast. Really pushing for the kid to make it. Plus he was in Cleveland had what would’ve been a record year had he played every game and they still bombed. Also, another point, as good and safe a qb Tyrod is he was never gonna air it out for Gordon. He would’ve been an under-utilized weapon.

  41. How are people saying he is a top receiver in the NFL? Since 2013 he has played in 11 games. That’s 11 games in 4 full seasons with 43 receptions. Not a true sample to measure his current worth.

  42. Ofcourse the Pats are trying to get Gordon … They got Dominated by the Jags yesterday and got Dominated last year as well if it weren’t for the refs helping out. Of course they are trying to get major help , they know that the Jags can punish them if they meet in the Playoffs again. That’s rite Pats, be scared of the Jags D because we ain’t going nowhere and we are gonna be waiting ! Book it Baby !

    #SaxsonvilleAllDayLong

  43. As a member of another fan base, why are you giving him for free to the best team in the league? No other team offered anything close to a conditional 5th? I find that really hard to believe.

  44. OK, enoughofthatalready. You may be right. BUT, for example, Jack Dempsey, considered by many as one of boxing’s all time greats, defended his heavyweight title five times in six years. So let’s not necessarily minimize Gordon just quite yet.

  45. clevelandclowns says:
    September 17, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Free 5th round pick. He can’t stay off of drugs.
    —————————————————————————————————————————
    If he ends up sticking in NE, the Browns get a 5th round pick.
    If he “can’t stay off drugs”, the Patriots get a 7th round pick back.
    If history is our guide, the Pats will be draft near the end of round 5, the Browns will be drafting near the beginning of Round 7. That means NE is getting test drive on Gordon which, if it fails, will cost them about 35 spots on the 3rd day of the draft when it is all a complete crap shoot anyway.
    In other words, NE is taking essentially zero (ZERO, Z-E-R-O) risk to see if Gordon can work for them.

  46. vaphinfan
    Sep 17, 2018, 4:43 PM EDT
    If your a player and never want to get drug tested and get special treatment…..Foxboro is the way to go. The next drug test for a patriot player will be 3 years from now.

    And you’re the same guy that wouldn’t shut up about Edelman getting suspended. The Patriots have you so worked up and obsessed that you don’t even realize when you contradict yourself

  47. Look at all the melty Browns fans.

    Don’t worry Cleveland, you will all get what you want soon. Hue will be gone, and your white knight Todd Haley will be your next HC.

    Hue probably sent Gordon to NE so he can go there and call plays for him next year, after McDaniels finally takes a gig.

    Well played, Hue.

  48. enoughofthatalready says:
    September 17, 2018 at 5:03 pm
    How are people saying he is a top receiver in the NFL? Since 2013 he has played in 11 games. That’s 11 games in 4 full seasons with 43 receptions. Not a true sample to measure his current worth.
    ——————
    I don’t see anyone calling him a top receiver in the NFL….
    What cannot be questioned by anyone who watched this kid play when healthy is that he is an amazingly gifted WR.

  49. Not surprising that cheating and lying Kraft, Belicheat and Tammy all low character people sign low character players. And the morally corrupt fan base just eat it up as they don’t care how the Cheaters win as long as they win.

  50. A 5th rounder isn’t outlandish to pay for a player who could possibly be a huge asset for the Pats. And Belichick as a truly great HC has a track record of success with such reclamation projects.

    Contrast this to Gruden – a “coaching legend” in his own mind and his fanboys- who threw away a 3rd rounder on Matavius Bryant who Gruden cut and just brought back and is facing suspension.

  51. lolnehomers says:

    September 17, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHA

    5th rounder for someone that would of been released and oh yea hes a raging never gonna get it and wake up DRUG ADDICT!

    Not even getting traded to NE will wake up a drug addict! All he cares about is getting high. He clearly has mental health ISSUES!

    NE is DONE!

    ===========

    Cleveland said he was going to be released to garner trade interest… do keep up.

  52. He hasn’t played 10 games since 2013, that’s 5 years, and he has fouled up in every year since 2013 . He will have a great game followed by games where he seem distracted, disinterested, then he will start showing up late for meetings, and then he will finally say he needs to step away to concentrate on his health. Wash, rinse , repeat every year since since 2013

  53. This is a huge pick up for NE. BB and TB will keep Josh in line and this guy will ball out. As a Miami fan I hate this move.
    This guy is legit top 5 WR is he keeps a clean path moving forward.

  54. Some will say he isnt a top 5 talent, i say wait until he has a QB tossing him the rock for a while and then tell me orherwise.

  55. yodaddycrapper says:
    September 17, 2018 at 5:05 pm
    Ofcourse the Pats are trying to get Gordon … They got Dominated by the Jags yesterday and got Dominated last year as well if it weren’t for the refs helping out. Of course they are trying to get major help , they know that the Jags can punish them if they meet in the Playoffs again. That’s rite Pats, be scared of the Jags D because we ain’t going nowhere and we are gonna be waiting ! Book it Baby !
    #SaxsonvilleAllDayLong

    ————-

    Frankly the Patriots already played the Jags. They won’t think about them again unless they play them in the playoffs. it’s all about winning the division at the moment. That’s the goal and the Jags game is in the rearview. The Jags should worry about staying healthy and ending up with a good enough record to get a seed in the playoffs. The way teams like KC have blown the season in the past is by turning week 2 into the Super Bowl. Jags shouldn’t make that mistake and have a let down.

  56. Well, after NE lost their 1st rnd draft pick to injury, and have lost a key defensive player to injury [Cannon] and have lost Edelman for 4 games, and just lost Chung and Roberts to concussion protocol, and last week had a key RB in concussion protocol…

    …and just got spanked by the JAXmouths

    well, it is encouraging to see BB making a stab at improving the team with an infusion of help

  57. sherry4002 says:
    September 17, 2018 at 5:23 pm
    He hasn’t played 10 games since 2013, that’s 5 years, and he has fouled up in every year since 2013 . He will have a great game followed by games where he seem distracted, disinterested, then he will start showing up late for meetings, and then he will finally say he needs to step away to concentrate on his health. Wash, rinse , repeat every year since since 2013

    ————–

    Lets just see how it plays out.

  58. lolnehomers says:

    September 17, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHA

    5th rounder for someone that would of been released and oh yea hes a raging never gonna get it and wake up DRUG ADDICT!

    ———

    Yeah and if he was released the Pats would have to wait for him to clear waivers…..which would be unlikely.

  59. Low risk trade if he doesn’t work out Edelman is back by week 4 if he does that’s more dimension to the offense. I love watching him play hope he can stay out of trouble.

  60. I was hoping the Eagles took him.

    Great move by Belichick…who is just churning receivers to bide time til Edelman is off suspension. No matter how crazy/dumb Gordon is….the Pats are getting a Pro Bowl talent at receiver for a 5th round pick with protection…basically nothing.

  61. Another brilliant move by the patriots. how do these other teams just stand by and watch the pats make these types of moves year after year ? Yes this guy comes with risk but he’s only on the books for 790k this year and can be tendered at 1.1 mil for next year. Thats barely over league minimum numbers… hence, no risk and extremely high potential reward. Most teams are clueless. Figured the Pats would be the smart team to figure this out.

  62. Saw this coming. If he can’t stay off drugs under the New England way it’s curtains for him. Hate them all you want but they have a knack for doing things like this and succeeding because of it.

  63. What a vicious punishment!!!

    I wonder if Tom Brady laughed harder today or the day they got Randy Moss??

    This guy isn’t Randy Moss (yet) but man, if he gets his stuff together and the Pats go on another run, even if it’s just a 1 or 2 year run, it’ll all be worth it for them.

  64. sherry4002 says:
    September 17, 2018 at 5:23 pm
    He hasn’t played 10 games since 2013, that’s 5 years, and he has fouled up in every year since 2013 . He will have a great game followed by games where he seem distracted, disinterested, then he will start showing up late for meetings, and then he will finally say he needs to step away to concentrate on his health. Wash, rinse , repeat every year since since 2013

    —————-
    He wont say he needs step away to concentrate on his health. Because if the things you describe do start to happen Belichick will cut him well before it gets to that point.

  65. Pats give up a 5th and get a 7th in return if he doesn’t work out. Or they could get a 5th or higher in compensatory if it does work out. Big if for certain.

    I was surprised any team gave up anything for Gordon. The fact CLE got anything for him is good. It was anything but certain they would get anything at all.

  66. ‘Unfortunately, Belichick is exactly the type of boss that makes you want to go home after work and get high.’

    When you’re an addict nobody ‘makes you’ get high. It’s up to him to get himself straight.

  67. “If he plays the 10 games he finishes the last year on his contract and will be a free agent. Nobody in their right mind would give up a 2nd rounder for a guy with that much baggage and on the last year of his contract.”

    Nope. Because he was suspended for 2 years he is not even a restricted FA next year. He is considered to be in the 3rd year of his contract at the moment IIRC.

    Actually he will be a RFA next year.

  68. Didn’t really know him until I watched him beat Aquic Talib on a slant, pulled away like Tslib was a parked car on his eay to a touchdown.

    I believe he Is 6’3” and 225 lbs, with breakaway speed.

  69. Kris Leggett says:
    September 17, 2018 at 4:23 pm
    Why would any team that trades with the patriots. They have won 5 super bowls and always go to the afc championship game.Everyone knows they are gonna be good so let’s give them help. NFL execs don’t play to win the game.

    – – –

    Simple. It was the best offer they received.

  70. Perhaps going from the bottom of a dung-heap to a perennial winner will persuade him to shape up.

    If not teh PATS go from a 5th to a 7th. Not much to lose here for a receiver who popped over 1600 yards one year.

  71. Posted a few days ago that Belichick should make this move. The talent is in “Moss Territory”. Even if Gordon’s used as a decoy to take the top off the defense by exclusively running fades and opening up the underneath routes, he’s worth a 5th round pick.

  72. Christopher Petro says:
    September 17, 2018 at 4:54 pm
    jvotoronto says:
    September 17, 2018 at 4:30 pm
    Well, we’ll see if Josh Gordon can get his act together. He’s not going to be coddled there.
    GET HIS ACT TOGETHER???
    ARE YOU SERIOUS??
    can’t wait to see Brady go off on Gordon the first time he throws a pick because Gordon ran the wrong route…. GONNA HAPPEN….
    ——————————————-
    Maybe, once. Instead of those arena football QB’s he’s had to deal with who couldn’t hit the ocean if it was open he now has Tom Freakin Brady throwing to him. He hasn’t got some no talent nobody who never had, have or will have the credibility to get up in his face and get him to listen, or else. When the goat speaks they listen. Ask Chad Johnson. Heck, ask Edelman, Gronk, Moss, Welker. Either he “get’s it” or he get’s lost. Plain and simple. I sure hope he does because this guy has special talent but if not it was a shot worth taking.

  73. Is that deal conditional, like New England has to give up their 5th rounder only if Gordon manages to stay on the team for at least 2 weeks? Given his habit of coming late to team meetings, I don’t think Coach B will put up with him for more than a week and a half.

  74. Sending a guy who has make it known that he needs a lot of special tlc to play for Belichick is the equivalent of water-boarding.

  75. Lest we forget, the Patriots won no Super Bowls with Moss, and his stay ended in a mess.

    So I hope it’s not a Moss.

  76. aj66shanghai says:
    September 17, 2018 at 6:57 pm
    Desperation move. Must be much worse in Foxboro than anyone had dreamt

    —————
    Oh like you never bought a scratch ticket. And not because you were desperate but because the payoff would be awesome.

  77. It’s going to be hard for Josh to stay clear of the weed in Massachusetts. Because it is legal. And knowing how Goodell and the NFL NY Office hate Belicheck, they’ll target him. Especially if it’s working out. With that said, Gordon is a huge plus, if he drinks the Kool-Aid like Randy Moss. And dives into that playbook and practice with Brady & the other receivers. I think a big help for him will actually be Brian Hoyer. Who was one of his QB’s in Cleveland. This was a gigantic risk/reward move by the Patriots. Akin to Randy Moss (who also had a weed problem). If it works out—–look out AFC. Gordon has all of the incentives to make it work. And Tom Brady will optimize him to be as good as he is capable of being.

  78. TheWizard says:
    September 17, 2018 at 7:08 pm
    Lest we forget, the Patriots won no Super Bowls with Moss, and his stay ended in a mess.
    —————————
    Moss wasn’t the reason the Pats didn’t win Super Bowl 42. The man set a league record for single season TD catches and scored the go ahead touchdown in that year’s game. It didn’t end well but that was as much a function of him aging as the rest of it.

  79. logicalvoicesaye says:
    September 17, 2018 at 4:25 pm
    Dez Bryant has to have some closet issues.

    ————————————–

    no theyre pretty obvious and theyre definitely not hidden by dez in any way. gotta be honest, this was a move the pats had to make. i love chris hogan. edelman, total workaholic and great guy. gronk, awesome in the seam. nobody on our roster has the ability to take the top off the defense the way gordon does if hes trying. we have to open up the underneath stuff since everyone knows that moving the chains all the time is truly why we consistently win. when you can sit on the check downs and screens and flats were not gonna be anywhere near as productive.

  80. This dude has played something like 11 games in four years and you expect him to dominated like he did FIVE years ago?

    From my personal experience with addicts you will NEVER be able to count on him

    Just get what you can from Josh and move on next year as he will only let you down

  81. All the people hating on Josh seem to forget how dysfunctional Cleveland is.

    An addict is less likely to relapse when he doesn’t have as many triggers.

    Browns dysfunction would trigger anyone.

  82. Who gets to babysit this guy off the field and how will BB react when Josh come in late to his meetings? Maybe he can stay at Tom’s house….

  83. A steal for the Pats if he gets his business squared away. Can’t believe the Cowboys didn’t try to offer more.

  84. The GOAT will be licking his chops and just imagine if Gordon gets his act together for the Hoodie ? I am sure haters of the GOAT will be tearing apart their furniture if this goes well.

  85. johnodocks says:
    September 17, 2018 at 7:01 pm
    Is that deal conditional, like New England has to give up their 5th rounder only if Gordon manages to stay on the team for at least 2 weeks?

    ——

    I’m really hoping, for your sake, that you didn’t ‘read’ the article before posting that.

  86. The inevitable 30 for 30 about Gordon and Manziel just got a very interesting new chapter: getting traded from football hell to football heaven. Browns nation will be shocked if he doesn’t screw this up, too.

  87. no theyre pretty obvious and theyre definitely not hidden by dez in any way. gotta be honest, this was a move the pats had to make. i love chris hogan. edelman, total workaholic and great guy. gronk, awesome in the seam. nobody on our roster has the ability to take the top off the defense the way gordon does if hes trying. we have to open up the underneath stuff since everyone knows that moving the chains all the time is truly why we consistently win. when you can sit on the check downs and screens and flats were not gonna be anywhere near as productive.

    12 1 Rate This

    —————————

    dorsett clearly has the stuff to “take the top off”

    hint: “taking the top off” was never a phrase uttered by any pats fans pre 2007.

  88. I’m starting to think the Pats have figured out a way to counsel these guys as to how to get their current team to cut them so they can become a free agent and sign with the Pats or try to wiggle their way out of their current contract. I wouldn’t put it past them. How else can you explain them being able to always sign these guys when everyone just stands around and lets it happen.

  89. the did the same with randy moss…if he is serious the pats will make him out to be a beast if not he will be selling cars again

  90. Line him up and see what the defense thinks about him…I bet they worry about his speed,height and play making ability more than his off the field issues.I bet they use their best corner on him and the safety cheats to his side leaving other areas of the field open.This was a low risk move for the Patriots,its not like they signed him to a 60 million dollar contract..oops that’s malcolm butler(check his ranking) or an 80 million dollar contract(cooks).He has been drug tested at nauseam and has not failed(unlike countless cowboy players)and other teams were willing to obtain him also,if it works out, great.If not..what exactly did the Patriots lose?A potential player in next years draft!!Really..thats you haters main sticking point..ok.

  91. Why do teams keep trading with the patriots. The other team always loses in the deal.

    ==============================================================================

    Where is Kenny Britt and Corey Coleman these days?

  92. jerruhjones says:
    September 18, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Why do teams keep trading with the patriots. The other team always loses in the deal.

    ==============================================================================

    Where is Kenny Britt and Corey Coleman these days?
    ——————————————————————————————————————
    Neither Britt nor Coleman was acquired in a trade. They were both picked off the waiver wire for free and signed to essentially risk-free deals.

    But please – cite other examples.

  93. somatg3 says:
    September 18, 2018 at 12:29 am
    I’m starting to think the Pats have figured out a way to counsel these guys as to how to get their current team to cut them so they can become a free agent and sign with the Pats or try to wiggle their way out of their current contract. I wouldn’t put it past them. How else can you explain them being able to always sign these guys when everyone just stands around and lets it happen.
    ====================
    Of course you wouldn’t put it past them. It’s the same perverse paranoia that places phantom widespread cheating at the feet of the Patriots as well. Can’t explain it? Must be cheating.

  94. somatg3 says:
    September 18, 2018 at 12:29 am
    I’m starting to think the Pats have figured out a way to counsel these guys as to how to get their current team to cut them so they can become a free agent and sign with the Pats or try to wiggle their way out of their current contract. I wouldn’t put it past them. How else can you explain them being able to always sign these guys when everyone just stands around and lets it happen.
    ———————————————————————————————————-
    Sure. How do they figure out how to be TRADED to NE?

  95. jerruhjones says:

    September 18, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Why do teams keep trading with the patriots. The other team always loses in the deal.

    ==============================================================================

    Where is Kenny Britt and Corey Coleman these days?

    ============================

    Coleman is still on the Patriots. Britt was brought in for a workout last week and Pats would bring him back if injuries came up to the other guys.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!