Curran: It's now or never for Josh Gordon


A conclusion to one of the most freaky tenures of a Browns player1 has come as the Cleveland Browns have traded Josh Gordon to the New England Patriots in exchange for a conditional 5th round pick. In exchange for the extremely talented and equally troubled 27-year old wide receiver, the Pats sent a conditional 2019 fifth-round selection to the Cleveland Browns.

The Browns opted to part ways with Gordon ahead of Week 2 of the NFL season, but instead of releasing him,'s Ian Rapoport first reported the Patriots struck a deal.

The Browns were posturing that they'd refuse to deal Josh Gordon to an AFC team after his latest slip up, but you knew they'd take the deal where they could get it. His substance abuse issues have been well-documented ever since his breakout year in 2013 and subsequent series of suspensions.

The Browns drafted Gordon in the second round of the 2012 supplemental draft.

The Browns made the news official on Monday afternoon.

But looking at the fit a bit more, Gordon likely wouldn't be a great option for the Redskins, especially since Alex Smith prefers to run a more calculated short game.

But it's unsurprising because Gordon brings with him as much baggage as talent. Gordon was on the field for 69 snaps (78 percent of the Browns' plays), but had only three passes thrown his way. Plus, Dallas has a perceived need for a number one wide receiver following their split with Dez Bryant back in April. The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder has played in 41 National Football League games with 38 starts and totaled 180 receptions for 3,106 yards and 16 touchdowns.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Gordon could be the solution. In two seasons in Cleveland, he had 56 catches for 718 yards and five touchdowns.



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