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New Comment From Bill Belichick On WR Josh Gordon

Bill Belichick walking on the field in Patriots gear.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on during warm-ups prior to Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Patriots traded on Monday night for the playmaker wide receiver Tom Brady has been looking for, as New England agreed to a deal with the Cleveland Browns for the troubled-but-talented Josh Gordon.

Both franchises officially announced the trade on Monday. Gordon is being shipped to New England in exchange for a fifth-round pick.

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, though, is still refusing to comment on the addition of Gordon. It's a bit odd.

"We’re at the same place with him that we were yesterday. We’re in the process of working through it. We’ll see how it goes," Belichick said on a conference call today.

It's a little weird that Belichick isn't releasing any official comments on Gordon when the trade has already been announced by both teams.

However, Belichick could be waiting for Gordon to arrive in New England and pass a Patriots physical.

Belichick wasn't willing to say anything about Gordon during a radio appearance on Monday night, either. Here's what he told WEEI when they said that the trade had been officially announced: “Yeah and there are conditions that go with that, so until everything gets set — it’s a work in progress, so we’re not there yet,” Belichick said. “There’s a certain process that an acquisition goes through and we’re in that normal process. We’re not there yet and until anything is completed, I will refrain from commenting on it." He later added: “Again, until it’s on the wire and until the transaction is completed, it’s not completed,” Belichick said. “Now, there’s a process that doesn’t just happen in 20 seconds. It’s a process that is normal for trades that you go through and that’s part of what we are going through.” This can probably be attributed to the physical thing, though.

Stay tuned.