The New England Patriots made a shocking decision on Wednesday, placing Josh Gordon on injured reserve. It’s a move that came just two weeks after he suffered a knee injury against the New York Giants.
New England acquired Gordon from the Cleveland Browns in 2018. Since joining the AFC powerhouse, the veteran wideout has totaled 60 catches for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns.
Gordon didn’t have as much burst in his step as he used to, but the former Baylor star did become an immediate threat in New England’s offense.
In most cases, placing a player on injured reserve this late in the year would end their season. However, the Patriots could decide to waive him in the near future.
According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the talented wide receiver believes he is close to being at full strength.
Judging off Gordon’s recent activity on social media, it sounds like he’s ready to make an impact on the field for another franchise.
Here’s his response to the news of him being placed on injured reserve:
Seems like this is new to Josh Gordon…
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 23, 2019
Teams would have interest in adding a wide receiver of Gordon’s caliber. He could help a team looking for a little firepower on offense.
Regardless, any hope of Gordon signing with another team all depends on whether or not the Patriots want to release him.