Browns close to trading Josh Gordon to Patriots

Browns close to trading Josh Gordon to Patriots

Browns close to trading Josh Gordon to Patriots

Rapoport noted there is nothing official yet, but in a studio spot on the network he also indicated that the Patriots are actively working to acquire Gordon in a trade.

As Rapoport revealed, the deal is for a conditional fifth-round pick, which can mean a few different things.

The Browns made it known over the weekend that they were planning to release Gordon if they couldn't trade him. He missed training camp to receive treatment and the Browns were cautiously optimistic he would help them this season.

As a result, typing "six seasons with the Browns" in reference to Gordon isn't entirely accurate.

After the Browns announced they would be releasing the receiver on Monday, as many as 8-10 teams called them, interested in trading for the receiver, according to reports.

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As for Gordon's hamstring - ESPN's Adam Schefter says he's healthy enough to play THIS SUNDAY if needed.

New England is thin at wide receiver and will be without Julian Edelman for two more games as he finishes serving his four-game suspension for violating the league's performance enhancing drug policy.

In 2013, Gordon racked up 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns in a mere 14 games. Availability has been Gordon's biggest issue, with the receiver missing all of 2015 and 2016 due to suspension and returning for the final five games of 2017.

Gordon had one catch, for a late game-tying touchdown, during Cleveland's season-opening tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers after rejoining the team in mid-August.

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