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NFL Insider Has Update On Josh Gordon's Future In New England

Tom Brady and Josh Gordon celebrate the win over the bills

FOXBOROUGH, MA - OCTOBER 14: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots interacts with Josh Gordon #10 of the New England Patriots before a game with the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Earlier Wednesday afternoon, the New England Patriots made a major roster decision when they placed wide receiver Josh Gordon in injured reserve, ending his season.

Gordon suffered a knee injury during the team's game against the New York Giants two weeks ago. Since then, he's either been limited in practice or hasn't practiced at all.

As a result of the injury, his season - and now his time in New England - came to an end.

According to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Patriots will waive Josh Gordon when healthy.

"Josh Gordon was placed on Injured Reserve today because of two bone bruises in his knee that he dealt with before the injury against the Giants, sources say. His time in NE is likely over as they are moving on. He’ll be waived off IR when fully healthy," Rapoport reported.

New England traded a second-round pick to the Atlanta Falcons for wide receiver Mohamed Sanu earlier this week.

The Patriots received criticism for offering a second-rounder, but given the Gordon news, it seems necessary in retrospect. Sanu is a clean route-runner and should pair well with Julian Edelman.

New England faces off against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday afternoon.