The Internet Reacts To The New England Patriots Being ‘Close’ To Making Deal For Josh Gordon
Over the weekend the Cleveland Browns shocked everyone when they revealed that they were planning to release Josh Gordon after he mysteriously injured his hamstring on Friday night.
“This afternoon we informed Josh Gordon and his representatives that we are going to release him on Monday. For the past six years, the Browns have fully supported and invested in Josh, both personally and professionally and wanted the best for him, but unfortunately we’ve reached a point where we feel it’s best to part ways and move forward. We wish Josh well.”
According to a report from Pro Football Talk, Gordon mysteriously injured his hamstring during a promotional shoot on Friday night which led to the Browns to decide to cut him.
Per a league source, Browns receiver Josh Gordon told the team that he injured his hamstring at a Friday night promotional shoot. The promotional shoot, per the source, was not a team event.
The injury prompted the Browns to rule Gordon out of Sunday’s game at New Orleans on Saturday afternoon. And the circumstances surrounding the injury apparently contributed to the decision that enough is enough.
After the Browns announced that they were parting ways with Gordon, several teams got on the phone and inquired about trading for him.
Today, Ian Rapoport is reporting that the New England Patriots are very “close” to trading for Josh Gordon.
Update: Trade has been completed.
The Internet proceeded to lose its mind over the news.