Josh Gordon’s tenure in New England is over. The Patriots are reportedly releasing the veteran wide receiver off injured reserve.
Gordon played in six games this season with New England but was placed on IR last week with a knee injury. However, reports have indicated he will be healthy enough to play with another team this season.
Gordon will now head to waivers. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first broke the news of his release.
Josh Gordon being released off IR today, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 31, 2019
This season, Gordon has grabbed 20 passes for 287 yards and one touchdowns. He played in 11 games with New England in 2018, catching 40 passes for 720 yards and three scores.
Gordon stepped away from football last December 20 to focus on mental health. The NFL would later announce he was facing an indefinite ban for violating the terms of his conditional reinstatement.
However, he was officially reinstated in mid-August, which allowed him to suit up for New England this fall.
Gordon is still only 28, so there’s no doubt he’ll draw some interest on waivers. We’ll see where he winds up next.