After trading for Mohamed Sanu earlier this week, the Patriots are now placing Josh Gordon on injury reserve.
Gordon has been dealing with a knee injury since the Week 6 match-up against the Giants. The wide receiver had reportedly exacerbated two bone bruises that he had been playing through. With the wideout on injury reserve, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport explained that the team will more than likely move on from Gordon.
Rapoport appeared on NFL Now to elaborate on the situation.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 24, 2019
Through six weeks, Gordon has caught just 20 passes for 287 yards and a touchdown. Being with the Patriots for over a year now, the pairing never seemed to live up to its potential.
The Patriots have used the “minor” injury reserve designation for Gordon. As a result, the team must release the wideout before he returns. Gordon would be on waivers, meaning any team could put in a claim and roster him, if he is released after Tuesday’s trade deadline.
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