Earlier this week the New England Patriots decided to place Josh Gordon on waivers. The decision wasn’t all that surprising, but there wasn’t a real explanation for why the team parted ways with him.
New England acquired Gordon from the Cleveland Browns last season. During his tenure in Foxborough, the veteran wideout totaled 60 receptions for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns.
While there’s no denying that Gordon is an exceptional talent, the biggest concern for him is how he conducts himself away from the gridiron.
According to Patriots insider Tom E. Curran, the team was worried about Gordon’s work ethic. He reportedly showed up late to several meetings and the coaches had a tough time locating him on a daily basis.
Curran said that Gordon ultimately showed “signs of undependability.”
Bill Belichick is known for being the most strict coach in the league, so it makes sense as to why the Patriots moved on.
— Patriots on NBCSB (@NBCSPatriots) November 1, 2019
This isn’t a great sign for Gordon, who is currently on waivers and hoping to find a new home.
Despite the concerns about his work ethic, it’s hard to pass up on a player of Gordon’s talent. He could be a nice addition for a team looking to make a playoff push down the stretch.
We’ll find out by this afternoon where Gordon ends up – if a team claims him off waivers.