When Josh Gordon went down with an injury two weeks ago, the Patriots weren’t sure if he’d miss an extended period of time. In a shocking turn of events, the team has now announced that his season is over.
The Patriots didn’t have Gordon on Monday night against the New York Jets, but that didn’t seem to matter at all. Tom Brady and the offense cruised past their division rival en route to a 33-0 win.
In an effort to upgrade their receiving corps, the Patriots acquired Mohamed Sanu from the Atlanta Falcons. He’ll take on a huge role for the offense, especially after hearing the latest news on Gordon.
According to ESPN insider Field Yates, the Patriots have placed Josh Gordon on injured reserve.
Gordon’s season is over now because of this move.
It all stems from a knee injury that he suffered in Week 6 against the New York Giants.
Source: the Patriots have placed WR Josh Gordon on IR. His season is over due to a knee injury.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 23, 2019
This is devastating news for Gordon, who bounced back from a few off-field issues.
Even though the loss of Gordon hurts the depth of this receiving corps, New England has shown in the past that its offense can find ways to replace talented players.
We’ll get a first look at the Patriots offense with Sanu on Sunday when they face the Cleveland Browns.