QJosh Gordon WR NE (11) 10 hours ago
Gordon (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Gordon wasn't able to increase his level of participation in his second practice with the team, but the Patriots were at least able to tie up some loose ends in their acquisition of the wideout, which was made official Wednesday afternoon, per Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. With the trade now finalized, Gordon's health -- in addition to familiarizing himself with the Patriots' playbook -- remain the only obstacles he'll need to clear to suit up Sunday in Detroit. Gordon may only handle limited snaps in his first game with New England, but the 27-year-old offers undeniable rest-of-season fantasy upside if he's able to stay on the straight and narrow and build quick chemistry with quarterback Tom Brady.
QJosh Gordon WR NE (11) 1 day ago
Gordon (hamstring) was limited at Wednesday's practice, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Gordon, whose new locker with the Patriots is directly next to that of QB Tom Brady, could well end up in uniform Sunday against the Lions, though in such a scenario, we'd expect him to be eased into the team's wideout mix. As he picks up the New England offense and moves past him hamstring issue, there's some fantasy upside to be had here, considering Gordon's obvious talent and the potential that he is able to build a good on-field rapport with Brady.
QJosh Gordon WR NE (11) 2 days ago
Gordon (hamstring) was present for practice Wednesday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
It remains to be seen if he'll be listed as a full or limited participant, but the hamstring injury that sidelined Gordon (while with the Browns) in Week 2, is evidently not a major concern. While it's hard to predict when Gordon might make a fantasy impact with the Patriots, once he's up to speed with the team's offense, he'll be an intriguing lineup option, assuming he remains healthy and focused.
QJosh Gordon WR NE (11) 2 days ago11 Comments
Gordon (hamstring) has officially been traded to the New England Patriots, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
New England's trade of a fifth-round pick to the Browns in exchange for Gordon, announced Monday, is now official. If Gordon isn't active for 10 games, the Patriots would receive a late-round pick back from the Browns. The wideout played 69 of 89 offensive snaps with Cleveland in Week 1, logging a 17-yard touchdown, but an incident during a photoshoot led to the Browns trading the 27-year-old. It's also notable that Gordon's hamstring injury, which kept him sidelined in Week 2, reportedly does not seem to be a cause for concern. With Julian Edelman (suspension) still out for two more games, Gordon has the talent to immediately bolster a depleted Patriots receiving group if he can learn his new team's offensive scheme and earn the trust of quarterback Tom Brady.
QJosh Gordon WR NE (11) 3 days ago4 Comments
Gordon (hamstring) must take a physical for Monday's trade from Cleveland to New England to be made official, Michael Giardi of NFL Network reports.
Gordon arrived late to training camp and played 69 of 89 offensive snaps in the Browns' regular-season opener, but a late-week snafu during a promotional shoot Friday caused the team to announce their intentions to release the mercurial wideout. Instead, he garnered significant interest on the trade market, and the Patriots bit Monday, sending a 2019 fifth-round pick to the Browns. Once the deal was announced, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network relayed that Gordon underwent an MRI on his injured hamstring that "came out fine." However, Gordon appears as if he has to face the Patriots' medical staff before his next destination is confirmed.
QJosh Gordon WR NE (11) 3 days ago6 Comments
An MRI on Gordon's hamstring "came out fine," according toIan Rapoport of NFL Network.
We'll have to see if the Patriots' newly-acquired wideout is able to practice fully Wednesday, but Rapoport suggests that Gordon could suit up for his new team as soon as Sunday against the Lions. With Julian Edelman (suspension) still out for two more games, there's a window of short-term opportunity for Gordon to provide some much-needed wideout depth. Moreover, as his comfort level with the New England offense grows, Gordon has the talent to be a nice weapon in the team's offense opposite Chris Hogan, with Edelman slated to capably man the slot upon his return to action.
QJosh Gordon WR NE (11) 3 days ago
The Patriots will send a fifth-round draft pick to the Browns in exchange for Gordon (hamstring), Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Per the deal, if Gordon isn't active for 10 games, Patriots would get a late-round draft choice back from the Browns. While Gordon carries a high-risk, high-reward label thanks to his off-field/suspension history, the upside he carries is just as obvious. The Patriots are as a good a fit as any for Gordon, given the team's current lack of depth at wideout and the fact that he'll be catching passes from a quality QB in Tom Brady. It's hard to predict when Gordon might make an impact with his new team, given that he's dealing with a hamstring issue and must learn a new playbook. Once he's up to speed with the New England offense, however, he'll be an intriguing fantasy lineup option.
QJosh Gordon WR NE (11) 4 days ago
The Patriots are closing in on a trade with the Browns for Gordon (hamstring), Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Gordon's likely destination isn't a surprise due to the wideout-deficient nature of the Patriots. Perhaps the only hangup is compensation for the Browns, but he's a good bet to fill in as one of the top three wide receivers in New England while Julian Edelman serves the final two games of his suspension.
QJosh Gordon WR NE (11) 4 days ago
The Browns are expected to trade Gordon (hamstring) at some point prior to 4 p.m. EDT on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Shortly after the Browns ruled Gordon out with a hamstring injury ahead of their eventual Week 2 loss to the Saints, the team indicated that the wideout would be released Monday. However, with several teams having since reached out to the Browns expressing interest in acquiring Gordon, it now appears Cleveland will look to get some form of compensation in return for the talented 27-year-old. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Browns prefer to ship Gordon to an NFC team, with the Cowboys and 49ers topping the receiver's wish list of potential landing spots.
QJosh Gordon WR NE (11) 4 days ago
Gordon is slated to see a specialist Monday to determine the severity of his hamstring injury, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
If his injury is minor, as hoped, the talented but troubled wideout should find a new team before long, either via a trade or release. Once he officially parts way with the Browns, he could resurface on the fantasy radar in the coming weeks in a new locale, but such a scenario hinges in large part on the status of his hamstring.