More specifically, they will be trading him to the New England Patriots, in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick. If Gordon were to fail to meet those criteria, the Browns will send a late-round pick to New England. The Patriots will receive a late-round draft pick if Gordon isn't active for 10 games.
Since then, there have been reports that numerous teams have called the Browns about Gordon's services, and on Monday it appears one familiar Browns trade partner has emerged as the front runner.
This summer, Gordon missed a portion of Cleveland's training camp as part of his "overall health and treatment plan".
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But now, not only will the Eagles wide receiving corps have to look elsewhere to replace Wallace, but they will also have a front row seat to watch a potential Super Bowl foe get a whole lot better for not much compensation. Gordon dealt with a hamstring injury before the regular season and was supposed to be on a limited snap count for the opener, though he ultimately played almost 70 snaps. Case in point, the Cleveland Browns tied the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1 thanks to a huge touchdown reception from Gordon, who originally wasn't supposed to get the start over rookie wideout Antonio Callaway.
Despite only having played in 11 games since 2013, including none in 2015 and 2016 as he was on an indefinite suspension from the NFL, Gordon remains a highly regarded talent. He caught 56 passes for 718 yards and five touchdowns.
"I think it's obviously known that he's a freakish athlete", Patriots receiver Phillip Dorsett said moments after the trade became official.
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" Obviously, it's going to be a little different from having such a big player there ", Bale said in an interview with the Daily Mail .
And of course going back much farther it was Belichick's acquisition of Randy Moss from the Minnesota Vikings in 2007 that positioned the Patriots for a 16-0 season and Moss for one of the great individual receiving seasons in National Football League history. We'll see how it pans out, assuming it does happen.
Last week, Gordon found himself in more trouble.
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