Cleveland Browns to trade Josh Gordon to New England Patriots

The Cleveland Browns trade Josh Gordon to the New England Patriots

Source David Richard Associated Press

After sticking by the talented, yet troubled wide receiver through multiple suspensions and off-the-field issues, the Browns reached the breaking point over the weekend when reportedly, Gordon was late to the team facility and showed up with a hamstring injury that took part in a non-team sanctioned event Friday. I wish all of you nothing but the best.

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There is no doubting Gordon's talent and ability.

Gordon has been suspended for a total of 56 games in his seven NFL seasons, 55 of which were league bans for positive drug and alcohol tests.

The Browns made the news official on Monday afternoon.

Josh Gordon could be a great asset for the Patriots | Source Ken Blaze-USA Today Sports
Josh Gordon could be a great asset for the Patriots | Source Ken Blaze-USA Today Sports

A source told Schefter that Gordon hurt the hamstring at a promotional shoot, not at practice. On the surface, there's a chance it may involve the snaps or number of games Gordon plays with the Patriots, but that remains to be seen.

The 27-year old was reinstated last year after missing the 2015 and 2016 seasons because of suspensions related to violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Gordon caught a game-tying 17-yard touchdown pass in the Browns' Week 1 tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers, his lone catch of the game.

The Patriots are sending a conditional fifth-round draft choice to the Browns for Gordon.

He sat out the first 11 games previous year before returning for Cleveland's final five games, and caught 18 passes for 335 yards and one touchdown. Gordon earned Pro Bowl honors in 2013 and was named first-team All-Pro after finishing with 87 receptions and an NFL-leading 1,646 yards with nine touchdowns.

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