New England Patriots: Josh Gordon solidifies them as best team in AFC

New England Patriots: Josh Gordon solidifies them as best team in AFC

New England Patriots: Josh Gordon solidifies them as best team in AFC

For the Patriots, there is certainly a risk when it comes to trading for Gordon, but the upside of what he can bring to the team is well worth it.

When the news broke that the New England Patriots were the team able to strike a deal for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, it created a big uproar.

But his new teammates said he has been welcomed with open arms.

"I always think trust is whatever receiver is out there, you know, you tell them to run a certain route and they run it the way that you talked about it, the ball is thrown, it's caught, it's a positive play and then you do it again", Brady said.

New England Patriots: Josh Gordon solidifies them as best team in AFC
New England Patriots: Josh Gordon solidifies them as best team in AFC

"I think it's just more about him getting comfortable". The Patriots look set to receive a seventh-round pick as part of the deal.

Less than three weeks after being released by New England, the return specialist and cornerback re-signed with the team that drafted him in the second round in 2016.

Quarterback Tom Brady has compensated by spreading around passes to almost everyone in the offense. But Gordon, who was not available to the media on Wednesday, has played just 11 games over the last five seasons while he struggled with substance-abuse issues that landed him on an indefinite suspension for nearly three seasons.

Gordon is one of the most talented receivers in the league, and if he can stay on the field for the Pats, he'll give Brady a weapon he sorely needs. He hasn't missed a regular-season game with the Patriots since Week 16 of the 2015 season... "So we'll see how it goes this week and hopefully he can work hard, put the team first and end up helping us in any role that he can find for himself on the team". RB Sony Michel (knee) and DE Deatrich Wise Jr.

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