Update: Josh Gordon was indeed waived Thursday

Getty Images

The NFL did not list the Patriots as having waived receiver Josh Gordon in the official transactions report they put on their NFL Communications site available to the media.

Gordon was, however, listed on the personnel report sent to NFL teams.

An NFL spokesman said Gordon inadvertently was left off the list made available to the media and was being updated to show the Patriots had waived Gordon.

So officially, the Patriots did cut Gordon from injured reserve Thursday.

That means he either will be claimed Friday or become a free agent Friday. It seems likely multiple teams will put in a claim for Gordon.

Miami has the top waiver claim, according to the NFL, followed by Cincinnati, Washington, Atlanta and the Jets respectively.

26 responses to “Update: Josh Gordon was indeed waived Thursday

  1. Someone will pick him up. Free comp pick if and when he becomes a FA this spring and claiming team is eligible for one.

  2. Hope the Bills get him, but doubt it.

    I remember when it looked like the Pats would have AB and Gordon. That was actually pretty scary.

    Turns out that they don’t really need their offense this year anyway. But w/ that O, they would have been unstoppable.

  3. They did what they could. Maybe this time in a drug rehab facility will have a different result!

  4. I can imagine he was starting to show behavior , similar to what the Browns experienced as they did not take him on their trip to New Orleans last year, then traded him that week, as he was showing signs and behavior he was going to relapse

  5. They should’ve traded a 3rd pick last year for Tate instead of this bum and I was proven right. Threw away a 5th round pick for a guy who never played in the playoffs and couldn’t even play a full season

  6. Welcome to the Redskins Josh Gordon. Although we are going nowhere this season hopefully you can bring some hope to our offense and at least make the rest of the year somewhat exciting to watch.

  7. The Pats waited to cut Josh so that he wouldn’t sign with a playoff team in the AFC. They knew that they were going to release him but waited until after the trade deadline.

  8. aarons444 says:
    October 31, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Hopefully Gordon gives their playbook away.
    ————————————————————————————–
    I’m sure his next employer wouldn’t see that as a red flag at all.

  9. aarons444 says:
    October 31, 2019 at 7:09 pm
    Hopefully Gordon gives their playbook away.
    ———————————————————
    football playbooks are only secret as a plot device for television sit-coms.
    NFL games are filmed so the staff for any team could write a play book for any other team after watching game film of the other team. Not to mention the countless players and staff that have moved from team to team after decades of free agency.

  10. He failed a drug test and the Patriots protected him by not announcing it, but at the same time they would not fail to disclose it to a trade partner. Hence the only options to park him on the roster until he’s suspended, or waive him.

  11. While he was their most talented receiver, the most important ability is availability. Too many nagging injuries. Waiting to cut him was the most logical decision, because they don’t want to let him help someone they may have to play, and cap space is always s good thing to have. Some of y’all need to lose the tin foil hats about the drug test thing. If he had failed it wouldn’t have been up to the the patriots to decide what to with him, he would have just been suspended. He just didn’t fit into the plans going forward, unfortunately.

  12. @ carloswlassiter says:
    October 31, 2019 at 9:43 pm
    He failed a drug test and the Patriots protected him by not announcing it, but at the same time they would not fail to disclose it to a trade partner. Hence the only options to park him on the roster until he’s suspended, or waive him.

    A la Chris Carter and Buddy Ryan while with the Eagles – Buddy Ryan on why he cut him “all he does is catch touchdowns” . . . meanwhile Carter was battling addiction issues. Carter has gone on record that Buddy saved his NFL career.

Leave a Reply

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

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.