Report: Patriots place restricted tenders on Josh Gordon, Jonathan Jones

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The New England Patriots have placed restricted free agent tenders on wide receiver Josh Gordon and cornerback Jonathan Jones, according to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe.

Gordon did not finish the season with the Patriots as he stepped away from football again to focus on his mental health. As he was taking his leave of absence, Gordon was also indefinitely suspended by the NFL for violating the terms of his conditional reinstatement.

Gordon is getting an original-round tender from the Patriots worth $2.025 million for the 2019 season. Since Gordon was a second-round pick of the Cleveland Browns, a team interested in signing Gordon would need to give the Patriots a second-round pick in compensation should they choose not to match a signed offer sheet. Given the suspension and past issues, it would seem unlikely any team would attempt to sign Gordon away.

New England placed a second-round tender worth $3.095 million on Jones.

Jones has appeared in all 48 games over the last three seasons for New England after signing as an undrafted free agent out of Auburn University in 2016. The Patriots would get a second-round pick in return should Jones leave via a signed offer sheet. He started five games for the Patriots last season and recorded career-highs in tackles (56), sacks (1.5) and interceptions (3).

19 responses to “Report: Patriots place restricted tenders on Josh Gordon, Jonathan Jones

  1. Gordon is done, what a waste. BB might as well try to sign David Irving while he’s at it.

  2. Just curious how Goodell justifies Gordon coming back this year. He can’t just say “I’m buddies with Kraft and a huge pats fan”. But Gordon will enjoy the Patriot Priviledge so many have already before him.

  3. Josh Gordon (laughs loudly) only thing bright about his future is the light of the end of the next blunt he lights. Dude does not care about being in the NFL and college programs should be held accountable for their record of pushing kids with problems through their programs because they have “talent”. Gordon has been enabled by every team he has been with and especially the nonsense the Browns allowed him to get away with. He has zero concept of accountability.

  4. Jones is a tough, versatile defender and a special teams ace. After coming in as an undrafted free agent, getting tagged with a 2nd round tender is impressive.

  5. logandial85 says:
    March 12, 2019 at 7:46 am
    Josh Gordon (laughs loudly) only thing bright about his future is the light of the end of the next blunt he lights. Dude does not care about being in the NFL and college programs should be held accountable for their record of pushing kids with problems through their programs because they have “talent”. Gordon has been enabled by every team he has been with and especially the nonsense the Browns allowed him to get away with. He has zero concept of accountability.

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    That wouldn’t effect Josh Gordon since he wasn’t pushed through. The guy was kicked off the Baylor football team and came into the NFL through the Supplemental draft and already on step 1 of the leagues disciplinary protocol.

    Also the Patriots are only the second team he’s been with and he’s there because the first team he was with got tired of him after no showing training camp and then getting injured doing non football activities. He wasn’t enabled in Cleveland because he literally hasn’t even played out his rookie contract to be considered enabled. They got two seasons worth of play out of him and when they realized that’s as good as it was going to get moved on as soon as they were eligible to while at least getting some compensation for him.

    One of Josh Gordons suspensions was from having a drink on a plane during the offseason after having a DUI the prior year. He definitely doesn’t fall into the category of someone who’s being enabled. They’re tougher on him than people with assaults on their record. I think you’re confusing him with Johnny Manziel.

  6. Gordon was drafted in the supplemental draft. Does that have any bearing on this? Pats shouldn’t get a #2 if someone else signs him (nobody will). Doesn’t quite seem right.

  7. Gordon with his past should not even be able to be in the league as quality individuals get cut. Gordon has had way more chances to clean his act up and way more people around to help. He himself has decided to take the path he is on.

  8. We’re talking about weed. Not domestic abuse or repeated DUI’s or assaulting people at 3am.

    Flash will be the biggest week 11 pickup of the 2019 season.

  9. Gordon’s far from done physically. I hope y’all have better luck getting him re-instated than we did here in Cleveland. The Kraft/ Goodell friendship should be enough. Of course Josh has to quit f***ing it up. I’m still rooting for him. He’s actually a good kid with a bad habit. Maybe he will finally get mental help he needs to go along with the addiction treatment.

  10. The league seems to have made it clear a few weeks ago that its lightening up on weed in the substance abuse policy and may well remove it totally from that list in the next CBA negotiations.

    Letting Gordon and others on weed suspensions back in would be good for the league and their relationship with the players. Its ridiculous to keep suspending people for something legal in a substantial portion of the country.

  11. I remember “expert” pundits telling me the Pats were done right after Gordon left the team last year to deal with his issues.
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    tell it brother! then all the same clowns claimed brady “invented” being doubted.
    I also love to watch beligoat wheel and deal in the off season. notice how gun shy some “experts” have finally become about criticising his moves after repeatedly having their ignorance exposed. but thankfully, some never learn.

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